Join us as we dive into the fascinating history of health in our national parks and celebrate the partnership between the National Park Service and the United States Public Health Service! Explore feature articles, videos and more throughout this centennial year.
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In 1921, NPS Director Stephen Mather and the fifth US Surgeon General Hugh S Cumming, signed a formal agreement between the National Park Service and the United States Public Health Service to protect, promote and advance the health of NPS employees and the visiting public. This year, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins the NPS family in celebrating this historic partnership.
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The Power of Parks for Health celebration video recognizes the 100-year partnership agreement between the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the National Park Service (NPS), highlights the relationship between parks and health in the lives of many NPS employees and inspires both visitors and the NPS family to explore the power of parks for health in their own lives. We invite you to reflect on how parks empower you and your health journey!
Last updated: December 20, 2021