State Health Dept & State Parks: Natural Partners. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Presentation Thursday 11 February 2010 Eric VanDeGenachte. Why write a SCORP?. Georgia Code 12-3-1 requires DNR to: Appraise recreational needs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Thursday 11 February 2010
Multiple Focus Groups...
3 simple questions resulted in great depth of understanding
A direct outcome of SCORP:
State Parks Recreation “Challenge”Clubs
Partnering with the Georgia State Library System to make ParkPasses available at every public library in the State.
A Good Fit
Working to make Georgia healthier, more fit!
Your Park System Here?
National Association of State Park Directors
National Park Service
National Recreation and Park Association
Physical inactivity and lack of contact with nature among our youth and families are becoming increasingly recognized as contributing to a national health crisis that can manifest itself in child obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
To see this nation's children and their families again fully participate in outdoor recreation activities and rediscovering their natural and cultural heritage while enhancing their fitness and health.
ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Grant - (CDC)
3-year grant program that empowers local communities with funding, tools and strategies to implement & sustain policies, systems and environmental changes in chronic disease prevention & health promotion.
Georgia State Parks, Recreation
& Historic Sites Division
45 state parks
3 state historic parks
15 state historic sites
84,000 acres/ 3,900 buildings
9 golf courses
55 group shelters
41 campgrounds/2,400+ sites
14 group camps/lodges
8 lodges/conference centers
530 + miles of hiking, biking, nature, canoeing/kayaking & equestrian trails