The concept of Healthy Parks Healthy People has shaped the Institute’s Health program and has been the starting point and inspiration for the two projects that it is involved in: the Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area (HPHP: Bay Area) collaborative and the National ParkRx Initiative. These two projects have different geographic scopes, but the Institute plays the integral role of backbone convener for both, which each have over fifty partner agencies involved. 

National ParkRx Initiative>>
The Institute is in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Recreation and Park Association to build a community of practitioners who are advancing the use of parks and public lands to improve health and wellness among individuals and communities.

Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area>>
The Institute at the Golden Gate is the backbone organization of the Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area collaborative, which is built on the Collective Impact model. Over 50 parks, community, and health organizations from around the Bay Area have come together to coordinate their efforts for maximum impact.

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