Resources and Materials

The HPHP: Bay Area Collaborative is comprised of member agencies that oversee many different projects, programs, and regions. The beauty of working in a collaborative means that not only are shared programs, but shared resources.

Collaborative Structure

A report the captures the story, challenges, and best practices of the HPHP: Bay Area collaborative.

Learn about the HPHP: Bay Area story and our theory of change. 

To join the Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area Collaborative, all agencies must sign the MOU. Contact us for more details on joining this growing collaborative of parks, health, and community agencies working at the intersection of human health and natural health. 

Park Prescriptions

An overview of ways in which park agencies can implement HPHP in communities with high rates of chronic disease. 

This document describes 12 programs created by medical, public health, and park communities in the United States and one program in the United Kingdom. These innovative programs developed by either healthcare or park professionals aim to increase physical activity to improve health. 

This report aims to foster partnerships and further opportunities for “warm handoffs” between clinicians and park professionals. Providers looking for more information or to establish formal partnerships with their local parks professionals are encouraged to read this manual. 

A summary of actions that health care providers can take to integrate Park Prescriptions into their line of work. 

Parks Programs

Featuring Gabe Scher, Health Educator at the Marin City Health and Wellness Center

Featuring Gwenn White, Health Education Specialist at Contra Costa Health Services

Featuring Aiko Yoshino, Assistant Professor within the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Department at San Francisco State University

Featuring Sheila Coll, Park Interpretive Specialist at Mount Tamalpais State Park from California State Parks

Featuring Renée Fitzsimons, Program Manager for Docents, Interpretation, and Environmental Education at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Featuring Lisa McHenry, Recreation Leader III at the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, and the Facility Coordinator for the city of Mill Valley

Featuring Lucien Sonder, Outreach Specialist at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Carlo Arreglo, former DOI-VISTA Volunteer at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Feauring Teri Rogoway, Educational Programs Coordinator at Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

An overview of different stretches that can be incorporated into HPHP park programs