Prescribe a Trail Handbook
- Published By
- Rails to Trails Conservancy
This handbook is a go to resource on "Prescribe-a-Trail" programs for hospitals and healthcare systems.
"Prescribe-a-Trail" programs vary, but essentially, they are hour-or-so-long trail walks led by doctors or other clinicians. Before the walk, participants gather at a meeting spot on the trail and listen to a short talk by a clinician. During the walk, they have additional time to speak with the clinician.
Even though some people walk quickly and others walk slowly, everyone seems to find a few walking partners, and the clinician makes himself available to everyone throughout the course of the walk.