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Healthy Parks Healthy People explores the links between nature and human health

HPHP Central is a place to access and share the latest international research, innovations and programs that focus on the health benefits of human contact with the natural world.

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  • World Parks Congress Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream report

    World Parks Congress Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream report

    Article

    The proceedings of the Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 have been recorded and compiled in a comprehensive report of each stream session that offers an excellent overview.

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  • A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care

    A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care

    Research

    With the prescription of antidepressants at record levels and a high demand for psychological therapies, health and social care commissioners are interested in examining and commissioning new treatment interventions for mental health. This study examines the benefits, commonality and outcomes of three key green care approaches.

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  • Ecoarchitecture: Is the sky the limit?

    Ecoarchitecture: Is the sky the limit?

    Article

    Malaysian architect and author Dr Ken Yeang has spent 40 years integrating ecological principles into building design, including into city skyscrapers.

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  • Park Prescriptions: Healthcare and recreation services collaborate

    Park Prescriptions: Healthcare and recreation services collaborate

    Article

    Imagine going to visit the doctor and instead of a script for medications, you leave with a Park Prescription, outlining a program of exercise and activity to be undertaken at a local park. For many people in the United States, these park prescriptions are now part of their health care routine.

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  • The economic value of parks for human health

    The economic value of parks for human health

    Article

    In modern economic times, it seems that everything requires a financial value in order to prove its importance. Parks are no different, with their perceived value vitally linked to cities choosing to maintain open spaces in cities and nations choosing to conserve larger state and national parks.

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  • Eco Everest 2012

    Eco Everest 2012

    Article

    A unique Mount Everest expedition is using the trek to the top to raise awareness about climate change - and clean up the world's highest peak.

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