Communities with limited access to public recreational spaces are exploring opportunities to develop partnerships with schools for the use of school property. Access to safe, affordable and convenient recreational facilities is critical to promote active lifestyles and prevent a range of health problems, including obesity. This webinar provides an overview of the benefits of opening up school property for public use; discusses how community use can address health disparities; identifies some common barriers related to implementing community use including liability issues; and highlights best practices and risk management strategies for overcoming these barriers.

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Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Leoma Van Dort, Policy Analyst, Public Health Law Center


Aaron Davis, Public Health Initiatives Project Manager, Center for Public Health Initiatives