About Prescribe Outside
Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your health – mind, body, and spirit. All around the world, doctors have begun prescribing time in nature to help patients lead healthier, happier lives.
Prescribe Outside, Philadelphia’s nature prescription program, is a partnership between Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Awbury Arboretum, Let’s Go Outdoors, and the US Forest Service. The goal of the program is to provide physicians and families with tools to improve the health and wellness of Philadelphia children by helping them locate and use safe, accessible, and convenient public green space and discover the benefits of time spent in nature.