Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities

Today public health specialists and conservationists have a unique opportunity to collaboratively address the concurrent and related social justice issues of health disparities and park inequities experienced by low-income communities of color. This opportunity exists because there is a growing concern over epidemic levels of obesity and associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, as well as a better understanding of the important role that physical activity plays, along with better nutrition, in tackling these problems. 

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