Resources

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Please continue to check this page for toolkits that are created by the National ParkRx Initiative. We are hard at work to create a master toolkit, "How to create your own Park Prescription program." As we are putting together the toolkit, please read the case studies of Park Prescription programs happening across the nation for examples of best practices. Additionally, please take a look at the select list of related toolkits that have been developed by other agencies. 

Please contact us to be notified when the toolkit is completed, or to take part in building it. 

Table of Contents for the National ParkRx Initiative Toolkit:

  1. Inspiration and the “why”

    Background on this initiative and research to support spending time outside for health and wellbeing; message about how to use this toolkit/resources

     
  2. Partnerships and Stakeholders

    Message about the importance of partnerships; examples of people and organizations to reach out to; resources and templates to make this process easier

     
  3. Needs Assessment

    Discuss and outline principles of community engagement; provide resources on how to include and involve community leaders and citizens; tools to assess parks and green spaces in your community

     
  4. Marketing and Communications

    Shared language; media release templates; how to get the word out

     
  5. Trainings and Collateral

    Training materials for parks, health, and community leaders; clinic and park based materials

     
  6. Implementation

    Models for clinics, parks, communities; case studies from across the country that will highlight successes and areas for improvement – our mistakes can help others!

     
  7. Funding

    Grant and letter templates; resources; seed money application

     
  8. Evaluation

    Suggested data and metrics to collect and how to; resources

     
  9. Challenges and Barriers

    Anecdotes and stories from around the country; FAQ; list of common barriers and ways around them

     
  10. Appendices

    - Background on this initiative and research to support spending time outside for health and wellbeing; message about how to use this toolkit/resources

    - Message about the importance of partnerships; examples of people and organizations to reach out to; resources and templates to make this process easier

    - Discuss and outline principles of community engagement; provide resources on how to include and involve community leaders and citizens; tools to asses parks and green spaces in your community.