The National Park Service Office of Public Health (OPH) is a national activity headquartered in Washington, DC. Functioning as an
internal health department, OPH provides agency specific capabilities for parks on a range of new and evolving public health issues through prevention and response services. The OPH also promotes the health and well-being of our park visitors through
Healthy Parks Healthy People, a global movement that harnesss the power of parks and public lands as a health resource for all. Underlying all of its efforts, the OPH strives for a One Health model of public health practices and integrative effort of multiple disciplines, working collaboratively to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. We are proud that the work
we do everyday saves lives and helps address public health issues impacting more than 300 million people each year.

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The Power of Parks for Health

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Last updated: May 24, 2021