Golden Gate BridgeThe National Park Service (NPS), is hosting a Healthy Parks Healthy People U.S. 2011 event April 5 & 6 at Cavallo Point (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) in San Francisco.

The event will host up to 200 “innovators, experts and visionaries” from business, government, academic and nonprofit organizations.The aim of Healthy Parks Healthy People U.S. 2011 is to lead to a new coalition effort to steer a path toward use of parks and open spaces to improve the health of all Americans, and in turn reduce healthcare costs.

The National Park Service has created a new Health and Wellness Steering Committee to plan this event and to undertake other activities. The committee is led by Captain Charles Higgins, Director of the NPS Office of Public Health.