What is Healthy Parks Healthy People US?
Healthy Parks Healthy People US is a holistic approach to promoting the health and well-being of people and the sustainability of the planet.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People US is a National Park Service initiative working to reintegrate human, environmental and ecological health into the mission of public parks and public lands.
Although Healthy Parks Healthy People US is based within the National Park Service, it works with national, state, and local parks, as well as business innovators, healthcare leaders, scientists, foundations and advocacy organizations to foster the health-related role that parks can and do play in our society.
2013 Healthy Parks Healthy People US Award - Nominations are open until February 28
Calling all parks, programs and NPS partnering organizations who are working to promote the role of parks and public lands in contributing to people’s physical and mental health, and social well-being.
The National Park Service Healthy Parks Healthy People US Program is pleased to announce the establishment of the NPS Healthy Parks Healthy People US Award in 2013. If you are interested in submitting a nomination, please follow this link to access the necessary instructions and forms. Nominations are now open until February 28, 2013 (see instructions, and necessary forms attached).
WHERE TO SEND NOMINATIONS
1) Nominations being submitted by individuals and organizations not directly affiliated with the National Park Service, should be emailed directly to Ebonee Mayo-Mitchell at the following email address:email@example.com.
Nomination Instructions - view/download
Nomination Form - view/download
2) Nominations being submitted by NPS employees, (with appropriate signatures), should be uploaded to the NPS Awards Nomination Portal.
If an electronic submission poses an extreme hardship, you may submit a hard copy nomination package before the deadline to the following:
National Park Service
Office of Human Resources
1201 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the following categories:
To be eligible for consideration, nominations must meet all of the following criteria:
- Healthy Hero
- Healthy Recreation
- Healthy and Sustainable Food
- Healthy Habitat
- Healthy Science
- Healthy Future
- Increase public recognition of the value of parks and public lands to improve and maintain health and well-being.
- Promote and encourage people to enjoy parks and public lands for one or more of the following: physical health, mental health, and social well-being.
- Any project submissions should be complete or well underway before being submitted for consideration.
- If involving a partner under an agreement or contract with the NPS, demonstrate how the partner demonstrated exceptional practice in meeting or exceeding agreement/contract requirements.