Healthy Parks Healthy People Framework
Healthy Parks Healthy People describes the fundamental connection between the health of our environment and the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature. Parks Victoria has developed a new Healthy Parks Healthy People Framework to guide how we maximise the benefits of parks for community health and wellbeing.
The framework is driven by Victorian Government policy and outlines the critical role that Victoria's parks can play in encouraging healthier, more liveable, and more connected communities.
The framework describes key priorities that will benefit Victorians across all life stages:
- Healthy places and settings for all
- Mutually beneficial program partnerships
- Quality information and evidence
- Leadership and advocacy
- Workplaces that promote wellbeing
It highlights current and potential opportunities for community health and wellbeing, from preventive health and wellbeing to nature-based health interventions within parks and delivered by relevant partners or professionals. Focus groups include those in the community that may be underrepresented in visitor numbers and populations that have higher levels of physical inactivity and experience greater health inequalities and disadvantage.