A new study by Dr. Richard Jackson of the Environmental Health Sciences Department at UCLA is coming out today. It illustrates the link between an urban river parkway and public health. Sacramento serves as one of several communities studied throughout California that indicate that public investments such as a river parkway positively impact epidemic rates of diseases like diabetes and obesity, even improve mental health. Mayor Kevin Johnson, along with pediatrician Dr. Victoria Akins, will join Dr. Jackson for a conference today about the report at Discovery Park along the American River Parkway. We'll talk with Dr. Akins and Dr. Jackson about the significance of the study and what it means for possible future investment in the parkways.