A U.S. National Public Wellness Infrastructure Strengthening Wellbeing and Vitality • And Rx for Nature Public resources • Public dollars • Public purpose It’s here. Hiding in plain sight. As WholeHealthED has built its national community of contacts, partners and other stakeholders, each of whom provides deep and unique expertise in one or more whole health learning domains, the network of connections among those organizations and where they are working began to reveal a prodigious national health-strengthening infrastructure, essentially hiding in plain sight. Start in the school garden, proceed into the school’s teaching kitchen, to the gym, the mindfulness “center” (the one for faculty too) on the way up the street to the local community garden, over to a city park, to a regional park, a state park and onward to the Grand Canyon or any of the national parks. This National Public Wellness Infrastructure and its outposts in every town and county (libraries often offer a small garden on their grounds) can now be seen as important public resources for helping communities offset the impact of the COVID-19 virus; and in particular for offsetting the trauma, anxiety and adverse experiences children and communities are experiencing. We will continue to work with partners to define this still unformed infrastructure and advocate for its cost-effective application to ensure that parks, gardens and school-based wellness programs participate fully in local, state and national COVID-19 mitigation plans. #PublicWellness See our Resources page for guidelines and studies about the impact of nature on health and strategies for coping with COVID-19 for schools.