Health Strategic Goals

Our Goals for Making Nature an Important Part of our Children's Health


Engage the health community to use nature as a health strategy

Objective 1: Raise awareness that children who spend time in nature are healthier, happier and perform better in school.

Objective 2: Facilitate training and/or training tools together with health partners for use in professional development and community education settings about the health benefits of nature for children.

Objective 3: Encourage outdoor education partners to facilitate nature-based experiences for health care professionals

Objective 4: Build relationships with health-related groups and professional associations

Health Updates!

In July 2021 our health team finished work on the pilot of our Top Places to Spend Time in Nature Near You project. This project was requested by health professionals across the state to have a resource to give families who are looking to spend time in nature for their child's health. With the help of Austin Public Health, TCiNN worked to create our Top Places to Spend Time in Nature in Austin document available in both Spanish and English. All places featured are easily accessible via public and active transportation and are either free or have a reduced cost.

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Top Places to Spend Time in Nature in Austin Document

You can download and print out the Top Places to Spend Time in Nature in Austin flyer to use at your events or display at your organization. Click on the PDF file to get the flyer in English and Spanish.