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 summary, presentations and panel discussions of the Parks for Healthy Communities Forum held in Melbourne, Australia in May 2016.Read more
This award-winning social enterprise supports coastal communities to help conserve threatened marine environments.Read more
The Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Engagement eGuide produced by the US National Park Service is the first in a digital series to chronicle and share the development of Healthy Parks Healthy People programs in parks and communities across the US.Read more
Historically the rights of indigenous people to use the resources of their traditional lands in national parks have been curtailed with little or no consultation. Instead the focus has been on conservation of areas of scenic or aesthetic value to non-indigenous people and the protection of endangered and vulnerable plant and animal species.Read more