Our Work - Healthy Science
The US National Park Service’s Healthy Parks Healthy People Science Plan Publication

The US National Park Service's Healthy Parks Healthy People Science Plan describes a research agenda that includes a series of research topics focused on:

  • Identification and evaluation of park health resources,
  • Physical activity,/
  • Mental health and wellbeing,
  • Nutrition,
  • Education and communication,
  • Program Evaluation, and
  • Policy

    We define park health resources as programs, facilities, and environments (natural and cultural) that convey demonstrable and often distinctive physical, mental, and social health benefits.

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    Healthy Parks Healthy People: the state of the evidence, 2015

    "Overall, the evidence connecting parks and health is substantial, offering strong justification for the promotion of, and investment in, parks as settings that enhance the health and wellbeing of community members across their lifespan."
    Healthy Parks Healthy People: the state of the evidence, 2015 Publication

     
    Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health A State of Knowledge Review, 2015 Publication Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health A State of Knowledge Review, 2015.

    "The interconnected nature of people and the planet mean that solutions that benefit both the biosphere and human health lie within reach."