The Center for Nature and Health (CNH) at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland improves health and health equity by expanding patients' access to nature.

Our center offers a unique opportunity to serve families that are most affected by health disparities and often have the least access to nature. We've created some of the first-ever validated protocols to enable physicians to integrate nature-based behavioral interventions into their practices.

Through innovative partnerships, we extend access to nature for patients and communities served by our hospital. We also conduct original research relating to nature and health and promote interdisciplinary relationships in order to take patients into nature for health.