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19 July 2015 - 23 July 2015 (UPDATE)
2nd Healthy Parks Healthy People
International Congress and EXPO
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Parks at Hand for a Healthy Future!
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
All parks and public lands - urban or wildland, can be cornerstones of health.
Deadline for submissions: 09 September 2014
The 2nd Healthy Parks Healthy People International Congress and EXPO is the premier international forum connecting thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, educators, foundations, agencies, organizations, and corporations to explore, examine, and extol the role of parks in contributing to people's health and well-being.
The National Park Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to join in making this your conference as we explore emerging models and methods of Healthscapes - health care delivery at the intersection of parks. During the conference, attendees will examine the value of parklands, wildlands, seascapes, and cityscapes in promoting people's health and well-being across five conference tracks. Click on the tabs below to read the conference track descriptions.
- Environments (natural and built) that support health and well-being of all species and the planet we share;
- Park Access to address health disparities among high-risk populations (minority, low income, youth, seniors, returning veterans);
- One Health approaches that address animal, human and ecosystem health as one.
Healthy Parks Healthy People is a global movement that harnesses the power of parks and public lands in contributing to the health and well-being of all species and the planet we share. The 1st Healthy Parks Healthy People International Congress was held in Australia in 2010. Over 1,200 enthusiasts from 27 countries attended. In 2015, a growing contingent of Healthy Parks Healthy People advocates and practitioners will gather to advance this movement at local, state, regional, national and global levels of involvement.
We invite you to give us your ideas for sessions, plenary speakers, and posters.
Please click on the "Call for Proposals" button at the top of the page, to submit your ideas now.
- National Park Service Healthy Parks Healthy People US
- US National Park Service
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Healthy Parks Healthy People Central