Park Rx Movement
The Park Rx movement is an international movement to bring health care providers and parks and recreation agencies together in an effort to promote outdoor time for health and wellness outcomes. Working with Park Rx America, Project GO is providing assistance to Minnesota communities interested in participating in the Park Rx movement.
Project GO can connect volunteers to your community to help inventory your local parks and get the data uploaded into the Park Rx America database. Once in the database, local health care providers will be able to begin prescribing time outdoors using local park visits as prescriptions. Health care providers have access to various tools and resources through Park Rx American to prescribe time outdoors and track prescription follow-through.
The Southeast Minnesota Park Rx collaboration is leading this effort in Minnesota. Representatives from parks, public health, area clinics, mental health organizations, veteran's support services and other organizations meet monthly to plan and develop outreach resources and events to educate and inform health care providers about the power of nature for health and wellbeing. Find out more about the Se MN Park Rx effort!