The UC Osher Center for Integrative Health, a member of the Osher Collaborative, an elite group of 11 academic health centers funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation to study, teach, and practice integrative health, is transforming healthcare to prioritize prevention, empowering you to actively participate in your overall well-being by combining conventional medicine with integrative therapies and lifestyle medicine – including the healing power of nature.
Through a new Parks for Wellness collaboration, the Osher Center and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation are on a mission to provide Cincinnatians with opportunities to harness the healing power of nature by providing innovative, evidence-based care and a deeper connection to our local natural world and the communities in which we live and work. The Parks for Wellness collaboration will provide health and wellness education as well as movement and mindfulness therapies in the parks, providing opportunities for social connection, and healing.
Research has shown that spending time in nature offers numerous health benefits. Being surrounded by nature can help reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, enhance immune system function, and boost self-esteem and mood. People living with chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, depression, and anxiety, as well as those pre- and post-surgery, have been shown to have improved health outcomes when spending time in nature.
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Gifts to the UC Osher Center for Integrative Health Community Engagement and Education will be matched, up to $25,000, by an anonymous donor.
UC and UC Health employees can give via payroll deduction today!