Health Impact Assessments

A Tool to Focus on the Health Effects of Park Access

This factsheet offers a snapshot of a tool to help park advocates engage stakeholders and gather data in support of safe, equitable park access: Health Impact Assessments.

Health impact assessments are a useful tool to help make the case for the many benefits of Safe Routes to Parks. While the positive health impacts of parks and green space may seem obvious, often decisionmakers want data to help weigh costs and benefits of a change or to select among different strategies to benefit health. 

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