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Identifying Metrics for Health and Outdoor Initiatives: A Toolkit for Community Evaluators

dc.contributor.advisor Olander, Lydia
dc.contributor.author Wood, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-27T14:38:18Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-27T14:38:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-27
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/23221
dc.description.abstract Rising rates of urbanization and resource exploitation have reduced opportunities for human interaction with nature and motivated an expansion of interest in research and development of initiatives to achieve human health benefits from contact with nature. Despite a growing base of evidence linking health benefits to experience with the outdoors, little research has been conducted to generate evidence-based strategies for implementing health and nature interventions in practice. To better assist communities in developing effective health and outdoor initiatives, I conducted a comprehensive review of metrics used by national community outdoor initiatives to evaluate health outcomes. I compared community metrics to measures supported by scientific research and consolidated the results into a guideline for those developing metrics to evaluate community health and outdoor programs.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject community health
dc.subject metrics
dc.subject outdoors
dc.subject program evaluation
dc.subject environmental health
dc.title Identifying Metrics for Health and Outdoor Initiatives: A Toolkit for Community Evaluators
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
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