Town ‘N’ Country Parks and Recreation

Location Hillsborough County Florida
Organization Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County; Hillsborough County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation; University of South Florida College of Public Health; Partners in Obesity Prevention

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation and Partners in Obesity Prevention, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of policy and programming changes that would allow businesses to provide free outdoor fitness classes in five parks and recreation centers in the Town ’N’ Country neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. The HIA explored potential health impacts associated with increased physical activity and mental health and well-being.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
  • Publication date:
    2015, January
  • Decision-making levels:
  • Sectors:
  • Additional topic areas:
    Mental/behavioral health, Parks and green spaces, Programs
  • Drivers of health:
    Community safety, Diet and physical activity, Family and social support, Safe and affordable parks and recreational facilities
  • Affected populations:
    Chronic health conditions, Economically disadvantaged, Linguistically isolated, Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Community types:
    Urban, Suburban, Rural
  • Research methods:
    Focus groups, Primary research, Literature review
  • Funding source:
    Other funding