American Association for Physician Leadership® support for National ParkRx

by AAPL | Mar 08, 2017
National ParkRx Day is April 23, 2017


TAMPA, Florida – American Association for Physician Leadership® supports The National ParkRx initiative. ParkRx initiative is a community of practioners advancing the use of parks and public lands to improve health and wellness among individuals and communities.

Have you ever received a prescription to a park? Don’t be surprised when physicians begin prescribing walks in the closest national park or community green space!  

The National ParkRx Initiative is made up of agencies that are dedicated to using nature and public lands to improve individual and community health. Physicians practicing in varying health care models are participating in Park Prescription programs, and we encourage more to join the effort. At the heart of the initiative is the belief that Park Prescription programs are going to be key players in preventative health for the future of public health.

To learn more about the partnership, needs assessments and program implementation, please contact ParkRx directly for more information.

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health care. Founded in 1975, the nonprofit association has educated thousands of physicians worldwide and has members in 46 countries at varying stages of their careers. The association is known for its award-winning magazine, the Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program. Based in Tampa, Florida, the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification. Learn more online at, by email at, or call 800-562-8088.

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