Recreation Northwest’s Parkscriptions program tool WhatcomParkFinder.org is built on the web platform created by our partners at Parks Rx America in “the other Washington”. Dr. Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, Founder and Medical Director of Park Rx America is partnering with Courtney Schultz, a PhD Candidate | Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Schultz is conducting a survey exploring which patient groups are perceived to benefit from receiving a nature-based physical activity prescription from their healthcare provider.
See details of the survey below.
An Invitation for Parkscriptions (Park Rx) Providers:
NC State University, in partnership with Park Rx America, invites you to participate in a research study examining when a nature-based physical activity prescription is a suitable patient care approach.
This study is open to all healthcare providers (e.g., medical, health behavioral, nutrition, etc) regardless of their experience with nature-based prescriptions.
We ask that you share your experience and expertise surrounding patient care to help us learn about the use of nature-based physical activity prescriptions for patients’ health and well-being.
This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. In exchange for participating, you can choose to enter into a drawing to win one of ten $100 gift cards. Please feel free to forward this invitation on to your colleagues who may be interested in the study.
We value your opinions and your privacy. All your responses are anonymous and results will only be reported as summaries. Your participation in this study is voluntary and not a work requirement. Although your responses are very important to us, you may choose to withdraw at any time or not answer particular questions.
If you have any questions or comments about this study, please contact Courtney Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 262-490-2151.
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.