Health & Community Services


Health and Community Services

Community services and programs operated by public agencies and community groups provide health benefits by facilitating social interaction and support, promoting healthy living and promoting equitable access to community resources.

Local programs and community services:

  • Ensure easy access to safe parks.
  • Create quality recreational facilities and programs.
  • Increase availability of local school grounds to include after-school and weekend hours to facilitate physical activity, social cohesion, and improved neighborhood safety.
  • Provide access to health care and wellness programs.
  • Provide programs and services that promote contact with nature to reduce stress, improve mental health, and facilitate recovery from illness.

Key words: recreation facilities, recreation programs, joint use, wellness programs, access to health care, collaborative decision-making, access to nature, parks and recreation departments