Parks and Health: Aligning Incentives to Create Innovations in Chronic Disease Prevention

@inproceedings{Barrett2014ParksAH,
  title={Parks and Health: Aligning Incentives to Create Innovations in Chronic Disease Prevention},
  author={Meredith A. Barrett and Daphne Miller and Howard Frumkin},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2014}
}
Federal, state, and local park agencies across the nation have faced budget cuts in recent years as a result of the economic downturn and sequestration, resulting in park closures, reduced hours, staffing cuts, and deferred maintenance. For example, California faced closure of 70 state parks in 2012 to trim $22 million from the strapped state budget. Although most parks were saved by contributions from various partners, future funding remains tenuous. Perhaps the initial proposal to shutter 25… CONTINUE READING
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