2013 Open Space Conference - Curtis Chan and Nooshin Razani

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Just one of the presentations from the 2013 Open Space Conference on May 16 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco. More information about the day can be found here: http://openspacecouncil.org/community/conference.php

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  • 2013 Open Space Conference - Curtis Chan and Nooshin Razani

    1. 1. Breaking Boundaries,Working TogetherCreating Collective Impact in Bay Area Land Conservation14th Annual Open Space ConferenceMay 16, 2013Health Benefits ofOpen SpaceNooshin Razani, MD MPHPediatrician, Children’s Hospital OaklandCurtis Chan, MD MPHMedical Director of Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health, SFDPHnrazani@mail.cho.orgCurtis.chan@sfdph.org
    2. 2. Objectives• Identify major health benefits of openspace• Present two partnerships betweenparks and health• Discuss opportunities for collaboration
    3. 3. Open Space Benefits HealthBedimo-Rung et al., Am J of Preventive Med, 2005
    4. 4. Physical Health Benefits of Nature• Physical activity• Obesity• Benefits of greenexercise• Vitamin D• Myopia• Longevity
    5. 5. Mental Health Benefits of Nature• Byexperiencesinor nearness tothe park• Affects wide diversity ofpeople• Improve mood• Reduce stress• Enhance sense of wellness• Decrease depression &sadness• Decrease anxiety
    6. 6. HPHP Mission StatementTo increase opportunitiesto improve the healthand wellbeing of all BayArea residents,especially those withhigh health needs,through regular use andenjoyment of parks.
    7. 7. Medical Clinic Approach: Intensive• Community based designand implementation• Give providers tools torecommend specificoutdoor programs thatpromote health• Welcome new users toparks in a culturallyappropriate, sustainableway.
    8. 8. Public Health Approach: Diffuse• Bridging systems: Parks, Healthcare, Communities• Reducing barriers: Cultural, Literacy• Prioritizing Disparities: Under-represented in Parksbut over-burdened with chronic disease• Regionalization: Relationships, media• Standardization: Name, logo, welcome, benefits,programmingPublic Health Approach: Diffuse
    9. 9. Opportunities for Collaboration• Partnership between parks,public health, and healthcarehelps agencies achieve theirmission.• Regionalization is powerfuland effective• How can public health andhealthcare increase andimprove open spaceresources?
    10. 10. Join us!First Saturday of the monthHealthy Parks Healthy PeopleNature Walks

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