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.
Are you or an organisation you know interested in establishing a forest school or any similar form of education in a natural setting? Then a recent guide, produced by Forest School Canada in 2014, may provide a wealth of useful information.Read more
Happiness can't be as simple as a walk in the park... can it?Read more
The 5th annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) was held in May 2014 in Washington DC. Over 1450 people attended representing 54 countries and over 205 institutions. The nexus between human health and the environment featured prominently in this year’s CUGH conference, including the issue of food security and health.Read more
Dr Rob Grenfell was, until recently, the National Director of Cardiovascular Health for the Heart Foundation, an Australian organisation working to reduce the incidence and severity of cardiovascular disease, which accounts for 32% of total deaths in Australia each year. It does not take long to realise why he is such an outspoken and passionate advocate for the inclusion of green spaces in our metropolitan cities.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
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