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What does play have to do with health equity?

In Fall 2020, the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center hosted a premiere of the documentary PLAYING FOR KEEPS. PLAYING FOR KEEPS examines the importance of play and downtime for all of us – children, adults, seniors and animals. It is a tapestry of interwoven characters that takes a look at the health benefits of the play state as well as its recent decline in our lives.

We are excited to share the post-film panel discussion about the relationship between play and health equity led by Executive Director of UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Dr. Nicole Green. This panel discussion features UCLA Chief of Medical Psychology- Dr. Bob Bilder, UCLA undergraduate student and Assistant Commissioner of the Student Wellness Commission- Miranda Kim, UCLA Recreation Associate Director of Fitness and Wellness- Elisa Terry, Founder of the National Institute for Play- Dr. Stuart Brown and Oncology Nurse and Hula Hoop Dancer- Caroline Cárdenas.