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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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2016
  • Decision-Level County
  • Sector Physical Activity
  • Organization Type Government Agency