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Park Rx America: Prescribing parks to prevent and treat chronic disease

Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, Staff Pediatrician, Unity Health Care, Founder,;
Monday, October 23; 7:30 p.m.

Park Rx America (formerly DC Park Rx) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase health and happiness, and foster environmental stewardship, by virtue of prescribing Nature during the routine delivery of healthcare. In his lecture, Dr. Robert Zarr will share how Park Rx America works closely with managers of publicly-accessible land and water, as well as directly with healthcare providers and their respective organizations, to "make it easy" to prescribe parks and other protected areas to their patients real-time in the clinical practice setting. 

This lecture is in partnership with Nature Rx @Cornell, Cornell Health, Horticulture Section, Masters of Public Health degree program

Date/time: Monday, October 23; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall, Cornell University