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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
The Healthy Parks Healthy People movement is spreading with the first annual Healthy Parks Healthy People event held in Panama early this year.Read more
The City of Johannesburg is a rapidly-growing metropolis, the largest city in South Africa, and it faces a series of huge challenges to meet the needs of its population, half of whom are under the age of 35.Read more
If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, how much health can riding a bicycle deliver? A program just launched in Boston, USA is betting it's a significant amount.Read more
Time spent playing outdoors is a classic childhood image - but it’s one that has been declining over time due to a range of factors such as increased reliance on technology, reduced free time and perceived safety issues.Read more