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PLACING PARKS AT THE CENTRE OF DISEASE PREVENTION

VALUING PARKS AS HEALTH ASSETS  

The Parks for Health Interventions Framework allows the development of an evidence based Parks and Health Strategy strongly recommended by Government, and in keeping with policy objectives and targets.

It recognises the value of Parks, alongside other health initiatives, for the prevention of avoidable ill-health.

It allows Parks departments to utilize the “Parks for Health” Assessment Model to deliver health promoting Parks and Open Spaces.

It integrates the expertise of Parks, Public Health, Clinicians within Social Prescribing and Community Groups to  promote health and wellbeing within local communities.

It provides a vehicle to deliver public health interventions to address mental ill-health, physical inactivity and obesity, avoidable non-communicative diseases, loneliness and isolation.

It allows the use of integrated funding models to develop new and innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of ill-health through the development and use of Parks and Open Spaces.

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