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PERSPECT I VES A MESSAGE FROM NRPA' S LEADERS
Recognizing Our Vital Role in Advancing
Community Health and Well-Being
On September 28, NRPA made a
commitment to reduce hunger and improve
health and well-being across the
nation at the White House Conference
on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.
The conference, hosted by the
Biden-Harris administration, was held
for the first time in more than 50 years,
with the goal of " ending hunger and
increasing healthy eating and physical
activity by 2030 so fewer Americans
experience diet-related diseases
- while reducing related health disparities "
(tinyurl.com/3au4ej8z). The
strategy outlined is segmented into
five pillars: (1) Improve food access
and affordability; (2) Integrate nutrition and health; (3)
Empower consumers to make and have access to healthy
choices; (4) Support physical activity for all; and (5) Enhance
nutrition and food security research.
Of these five pillars, parks and recreation has a direct
impact on each - outnumbering most, if not
all, other public services. This positioning of park
and recreation professionals and their agencies to impact
so many dimensions of public health is why we
promote park and recreation agencies as Community
Wellness Hubs. In one of this month's feature stories,
titled " Creating a Community Wellness Hub, " NRPA
Senior Health Program Manager Maureen Neumann
explains that serving in this role is not new for park
and recreation agencies. " Rather, it's reimagining the
way in which programs, services and partnerships are
delivered and accessed to support community health
and well-being, " she writes. Through your programs
and the green spaces you manage, you inherently have
a positive impact on public health. By being intentional
about implementing Community Wellness Hub models
at departments across the country, we can exemplify to
our elected officials, public health administrators and
community members the integral ways in which parks
and recreation contributes to this work.
One highlight of the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition
and Health is that the administration announced
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it will promote active transportation and land-use
policies to increase physical activity - an action that
will directly impact the way our community members
interact with their local park and recreation spaces.
Supporting this is a new Neighborhood Access and Equity
grant program, established by the Inflation Reduction
Act, that will fund projects to restore walkability
and access, including to parks, in historically disadvantaged
communities. The administration also called on
state, local and territory governments to increase accessibility
for community members with disabilities to
exercise at local parks or recreation facilities. These are
just a few examples of the many ways that parks and
recreation will play a crucial role in increasing physical
activity and reducing health disparities.
As part of our commitment, NRPA has pledged to
support the strategy by providing training, as well as $5.5
million in grant funding, to park and recreation departments
in more than 175 historically disinvested communities.
More specifically, we have committed to serving 25
million meals at park and recreation sites, and the grant
funding will promote access to programming and infrastructure
that increases physical activity and improves mental
health for 1.2 million community members by 2026.
Your many stories and case studies, the NRPA research
report Parks and Recreation: Advancing Community
Health and Well-Being (nrpa.org/HealthReport), and
other scientific data prove what we as a field already
knew: park and recreation agencies are leaders in tackling
public health threats, such as physical inactivity,
chronic diseases, social isolation, food access and more.
Thanks to our collective voices, the essential role of
parks and recreation in advancing community health
and well-being, resilience, and equity is being recognized
by our national leaders, and our participation in
the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and
Health is just the beginning.
KRISTINE STRATTON
President and CEO
http://www.tinyurl.com/3au4ej8z http://www.nrpa.org/HealthReport

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