CHOP Primary Care Pilots “Nature Prescription” Program

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The NaturePHL program is a new collaboration with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Forest Service that will connect primary care pediatric health and wellness with nature and time spent being active outdoors.

The program, which will be piloted at CHOP Primary Care, Cobbs Creek and Roxborough locations beginning in August 2017, will allow clinicians to provide prescriptions for outdoor activity to patients.

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The program was recently featured on NBC10, Family Focus, and Philly Mag's BeWellPhilly blog. Check out these stories for more details about how the program is seeking to improve the health and wellness of kids and families.

CHOP physicians Katie Lockwood, MD, and Christopher Renjilian, MD, also discussed the new program on a recent episode of Pediatric Perspectives, a podcast for pediatricians. Listen to learn about how this program is dedicated to addressing barriers to getting kids their much-needed time outdoors, the unique benefits of nature-based play, and how pediatricians can be ambassadors for outdoor play for kids and families.

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