Global Health Alliance for Brain & Heart Health is a Canadian charity dedicated to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of children, youth, and adults from all backgrounds.We focus on the benefits of nature to balance the impact of tech overload. We offer in-person and online programs including Earth-Connected Kids, Care for The Earth's Caregivers, Wellness In The Workplace, as well as Nature Guide Training for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Our programs are founded upon the wisdom of Indigenous Elders, mindfulness practices and science-based strategies. We inspire youth - and ourselves - to get off our small screens and truly connect with each other and the natural world. We learn to nurture and sustain our hopefulness and care for others, the environment, and all species at risk.
GHA is a registered charity dedicated to the advancement of public health. We are concerned about the impact of technology and digital media on cognitive, cardiac and social well being, as well as the health and early development of children. Our team includes: physicians, educators and environmentalists concerned about unprecedented levels of environmental health hazards. The Less Screen, More Green – Mindful Tech Program™ (Canadian trademark application pending)
is a Global Health Alliance project.
The program includes facilitator training for parents, teachers, environmental educators and youth leaders so they can offer this in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Childhood inactivity has become a global epidemic. All families, youth and adults should have access to outdoor play and the healing power of connecting with each other and the natural world. They should be fully informed about the health impact of excessive screentime and the science-based interventions.
John Barnhill, MD, FRCS(C) is a Canadian surgeon
Lee Cowden, MD, is an American cardiologist
Kerry Crofton, PhD, is a Canadian health educator
Victoria Dunckley, MD, is an American child psychiatrist
Sharon Goldberg, MD, is an American internal medicine specialist
Elder Ann LaBillois is Elder in Residence for Dalhousie University
Tripler Pell, MD, is an American family physician
Jacqui Reeves, is a British early childhood educator
Chris Rowan, BSC, is a Canadian occupational therapist
Drew Sinatra, ND, is an American naturopathic doctor
Lisa Steckler, BA, is a Canadian early childhood educator