Introduction to Healthy Parks, Healthy People Special Issue

Authors

  • Kelly S. Bricker
  • Matthew T. J. Brownlee
  • Daniel L. Dustin

Abstract

The global movement of Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) promotes parks as contributors to health and well-being and is a response to a cultural shift within public health and medical care worldwide. Increasingly, parks, greenways, and other protected areas are viewed not only as containing natural and cultural resources, but health resources as well, capable of providing distinctive and demonstrble health benefits to diverse populations (NPS, 2013; Sallis, Prodraaska, & Taylor, 2000).

Published

2016-03-18

Issue

Section

Special Issue: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Part II