HPHP: Bay Area program at Presidio in San Francisco, photo courtesy of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

What Are Park Prescriptions?

The Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area collaborative is proud to take part in the Park Prescriptions movement in our region. Park Prescriptions programs are programs created to strengthen the connection between health care, parks, and public lands to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and communities. Park Prescription programs are part of a national movement that is spearheaded by the National ParkRx Initiative. The initiative involves a collaboration of national partners and subject matter experts to advance the movement and create awareness among various audiences—including park and health professionals. Parks, health, and community agencies across America are building programs that bridge the sectors of parks and health to improve human health through park use. To learn more about the National ParkRx Initaitve, visit www.parkrx.org.

 

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