The BC Parks Foundation launches Canada's First National Nature Prescription Program
Nature prescriptions were named one of the top 8 global wellness trends in 2019. And it's no surprise—research shows that kids and adults who spend more time in nature are happier and healthier. Launching on November 30th, PaRx is breaking ground as Canada's first national, evidence-based nature prescription program. Featuring practical resources like quick tips and patient handouts
, its goal is to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective.
Any licensed health-care provider can prescribe nature using the PaRx platform. As trusted health professionals who work in diverse settings from primary care to chronic disease management programs, nurses are key to making the program a success.
The BCPF is also partnering with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides to offer free remote forest therapy sessions to prescribers to promote their own wellbeing.
Check out www.parkprescriptions.ca
for more information on the initiative and to register to become a prescriber.