Central Oregon Resources
Resources for Healthcare Providers
There are numerous studies that link our overall health with spending time outdoors. When we play outside, our muscles grow stronger, our cardiovascular health is improved, our brains get smarter, and our self-esteem grows. A growing number of healthcare providers are integrating practices that encourage children to spend more time outdoors to benefit their overall health.
The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon has developed the following resources to support healthcare providers in Central Oregon.
Outdoor Family Resource Guide (summer/fall) – 2-sided handout providing free and affordable outdoor programs in Central Oregon, DIY activity ideas, and an overview of the health benefits of spending time outdoors. Providers are welcome to print this document to provide to their patients. Or, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have copies delivered to your clinic.
Provider Handout – 2-sided handout providing tips for healthcare providers to promote outdoor time for their patients.
TRACK Rx – providers seeing patients from Madras and Prineville can participate in the TRACK Rx program, as part of Kids in Parks. Providers receive resources to prescribe outdoor time to their patients, and children can receive prizes for participating in the program.