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.
Natural England’s Healthy Lives Healthy People approach seeks to utilise the natural environment as a resource to improve health and reduce rates of 21st Century diseases. Through a public health strategy, the Government states that: ‘local communities will be empowered to “design communities for active ageing and sustainability”. This includes protecting green spaces, volunteer […]Read more
Have you heard about the IUCN 6th World Parks Congress being held in Sydney from 12 to 19 November this year? If not, it’s time to find out why this event is a must-do for anyone who cares not just about our parks and environment, but also about our health and that of our planet.Read more
Amalie Wright, a Brisbane-based landscape architect and author of Future Park: imagining tomorrow's urban parks, writes about what parks mean to communities and the importance of green spaces in urban areas.Read more
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.Read more
What difference can one passionate individual and a committed park management organisation make to giving people of limited mobility access to parks? A huge amount as it turns out, and in Australia that’s exactly what’s happening!Read more
Slam poet Hollie McNish combines the rhythm and power of her words with beautiful imagery in a clip of her poem called Hidden Woods.Read more