Thank you for your interest in Parkscriptions
Parkscriptions™ was developed by Recreation Northwest as a tool to assist Whatcom County healthcare providers. The goal of the program is to provide simple resources that have a big impact in connecting more patients with positive outdoor experiences for healthier lifestyles and improved mental and physical health. Parkscriptions is based on national ParkRx programs in place around the country.
In 2018, the Parkscriptions pilot goal is to expand to 40 healthcare providers.
Pilot participants will be provided with access to the website, maps and patient materials as well as time to share and learn with peers. The pilot will run from June thru September, 2018. Participating providers will be asked to track basic data (we’ll help you get it set-up) and offer feedback and ideas to strengthen the program as we prepare for the full public launch in 2019.
Please download the following tip sheets to help you get started:
You will also find a host of studies, articles and videos in the Resources section of the WhatcomParkFinder.org
“There is a burgeoning evidence base for the physical and mental health benefits of being outside in nature. In my experience, presenting a patient with a Parkscription has been universally well received. Patients appreciate how Parkcriptions focuses on some of the basics of a healthy lifestyle.”
Dr. Greg Anderson MD
Bellingham Bay Family Medicine
If you would like to participate in Parkscriptions, please sign-up below so we can connect and share resources.
We are also holding three information sessions in May to review the program and your participation in more detail. Each session will have one of our current providers to share their experience and answer questions.