The role of Park and Recreation Departments in Community health and wellness is vital. The Strategic Plan hopes to address this by connecting Park and Recreation Departments throughout the state of Florida to local community health outlets. Partnerships with the Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, local healthcare systems, and more will be key in the future of community health.
The Health Pledge has transformed into a document that outlines park and recreation department standards to influence community health. This documents is categorized by dividing standards into "Nutrition" and "Physical Activity" and then into sub categories of "Programming/Policy", "Education/Training", "Partnerships", and "Community". The toolkit linked below has resources than span the topics included in the standards document and help equip you with contacts, ideas, and knowledge in implementing some of these standards.
Read more about the Pledge and history of the Pledge here.
A great first step to a healthier lifestyle is to get outdoors. The FRPA It Starts in Parks message is a clear objective. Check out the It Starts in Parks tab at the top of the page to learn more about this campaign.