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Why One Doctor is Prescribing Walks in the Park Instead of Pills – Past DC AAP President, Dr. Robert Zarr’s Park Rx America Featured in the Washington Post


Dr. Robert Zarr, past President of DC AAP, is featured in a great article about DC Park Rx in the Health and Science section of the Washington Post. DC Park Rx is  a community health initiative to prescribe NATURE to patients and families thereby encouraging outside time in one of 350 green spaces/parks rated in Washington, DC.  The initial funding for the DC Park Rx project came from a 2012 AAP CATCH grant awarded to Lauren Pallone Martin and Kristen Reese who helped with initial mapping and toolkit development under Dr. Zarr’s stewardship.

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