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The Children & Nature Network is inspiring the global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children - and natural places - can thrive.

The C&NN International Leadership Summit will engage 400 people in productive working sessions in six action areas: Green Schoolyards, City Government, Next Generation Leadership, Grassroots Leaders, Healthcare Providers, Nature-based Learning Research. Summit participants will work over two days to develop shared goals, action agendas and explore methods for measuring progress in their Action Areas.

Since you are participating in a specific Action Area, your schedule will be completed for you-- this means that you will not need to sign up for any Summit sessions in Sched. By the beginning of May, we will link your Sched profile to your Action Area.  
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Dr. Stephen Pont

Department of State Health Services
Office of Science and Population Health
After nearly a decade of practicing general pediatrics in primarily Spanish speaking safety net clinics, co-founding Dell Children’s childhood obesity center, and serving as the Medical Director for Austin Independent School District, Dr. Pont joined the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2017 to lead the newly formed Office of Science and Population Health. Dr. Pont has served on numerous state and national grants, committees and initiatives including co-founding and serving as inaugural chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity and being the lead author on the AAP Policy Statement Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents with Obesity. Dr. Pont is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UT Dell Medical School and is passionate about finding novel and stealthy ways to help children and families make healthy changes leading to healthy, happy lives. Nature is a key way to achieve this goal: get children into nature, provide a healthy snack and so many medical risk factors or conditions can improve. Dr. Pont has served on the C&NN Board of Directors since 2016.