The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks & Equity

The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks & Equity.

As the Trust for Public Land suggests in its toolkit:

There has never been a more critical time to center health equity in our work. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the renewed importance of Black Lives Matter, public health is and has been, more than ever, a universal fulcrum for structural change.

It is a lens through which we all assess the stability and fairness of society. Not just a calling for health departments; health equity can and should be a shared goal for all sectors to achieve a state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

This Toolkit proposes a strategy to address the structures, institutions, and determinants that shape health equity.

It centers the power of parks and open space as places for community building and arts and culture as conduits for that community building.

Place-based arts and culture have demonstrated an ability to address collective trauma, racism, social isolation and exclusion, mental health, and certain chronic diseases. 

The Toolkit shows how, greater than the sum of their parts, arts and culture and parks and public space can heal communities, build social capital, and mobilize residents to be agents of change for improving the conditions that impact health.

This Toolkit will immerse you in a variety of content and activities, such as: 

  • Theory of change
  • Guiding Principles
  • Case studies
  • Policy Recommendations

To serve as a resource for those interested in using place-based arts and culture to achieve more equitable health outcomes.

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