April 2016 News Around NH
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
HEAL Welcomes New Leadership Council Members
Introducing "Grant Listings" on our website
Video: The importance of vibrant, multi-generational communities
The City Manchester Selected as a Finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize
You're invited to our ongoing workshop series "Creating Healthy Communities"
Planners Pitch for Complete Streets project for Nashua
Mark the Calendar: Every Kid Healthy Week, April 25-29
Upcoming Events

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New Hampshire Public Health Association
Annual Meeting

April 13th, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Concord, NH

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Foundation for Healthy Communities
20th Anniversary Celebration

May 12, 2016
Reception 
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Remarks
5:45pm - 6:00pm

The Bridges House
21 Mountain Road
Concord, NH

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2016 HEAL Community Network Meetings

May 11, 2016
August 17, 2016
December 7, 2016

All meetings are held at the Foundation for Healthy Communities and are from 9:00am - 12:00 pm. 

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Creating Healthy Communities
 Workshop Series

Strengthen your Facilitation Skills 

Thursday & Friday
May 19 & 20, 2016 
8:30 AM-4:00 PM 

Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Hart's Location, NH 
Fee: $120 

Community Readiness Assessment Training: Is your community ready to take action?

Thursday, June 2, 2016
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location: Foundation for Healthy Communities
Fee: $30

HEAL Community Updates

 Visit our HEAL Community Network homepage to stay on top of what our HEAL communities are accomplishing. 


Join the HEAL Community Network at our next meeting - May 11, 2016

All meetings are held at the Foundation for Healthy Communities and are from 9:00am - 12:00 pm.


Partner Spotlight:




 Transport NH is the backbone organization of the Statewide Transportation Initiative, supporting organizations throughout the state working to create an integrated transportation system that gives people options for getting around.

HEAL partners with Transport NH and Bike-Walk Alliance to lead a growing coalition of organizations with a common interest to advance Complete Streets policies at state and state and local levels.

2014-2019 Healthy People Healthy Places Plan

 

Stronger Networks 

State-Level Change

Equitable Access

 



  Through Berlin HEAL's community meetings, residents told us they wanted community garden space closer to the downtown. With the help of city-wide partners and community members, we are able to create that space!" 

-Angela Martin-Giroux 
Administrator of Welfare & Health Officer, City of Berlin
HEAL Welcomes New Leadership Council Members

The HEAL Home at the Foundation for Healthy Communities is excited to welcome four new members to the HEAL Leadership Council.

Established in 2010, the Council is comprised of leaders from multiple fields who provide invaluable leadership and guidance to the HEAL network. Council members represent health care, community planning, public health, transportation, philanthropy, food systems, economic development, universities, recreation and other sectors with aligned interests towards advancing healthy people and places in New Hampshire.

New HEAL Leadership Council members are:
Learn more about the HEAL Leadership Council and its role in supporting the HEAL Initiative.

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Introducing "Grant Listings" on our website

We just added a new document to our site - Grant Listings! We will update this list as new opportunities come along. We hope this helps you find funding for your HEAL related projects. Let us know how we can help support your grant applications.

Visit our website under the HEAL NH drop-down menu to download our "Grant Listings" document
Video: The importance of vibrant, multi-generational communities

Dr. Goldsberry, Executive Director of the Endowment for Health created a memorable video explaining the importance of vibrant, multi-generational communities. Her humorous outlook and energetic way of explaining things will be sure to bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!


The City Manchester Selected as a Finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize
 
The City of Manchester, NH has been chosen as a finalist for the fourth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

As a finalist, the City of Manchester is one step closer to the national Prize which honors communities that place a high priority on health and bring partners together to drive local change.

Selected from nearly 200 communities across the country, the City of Manchester joins 15 other finalist communities. Winners will be announced in September.

Read more...

You're invited to our ongoing workshop series "Creating Healthy Communities"

Sue Cagle presents at the March workshop
Sue Cagle of UNH Cooperative Extension presents during our March workshop
Join us for one or all of this 8-part series designed to provide participants with the steps and skills needed to create and sustain a healthy community! 

Our next training:

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills

Thursday & Friday
May 19 & 20, 2016 
8:30 AM-4:00 PM 
Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Hart's Location, NH 
Fee: $120 

This series is designed to strengthen skill and leadership capacity for creating partnerships, implementing policy, and changing systems so NH communities have the opportunity for "healthy people in healthy places." 

Anyone involved in initiatives, projects, or coalitions focused on community health planning, promotion, or education is invited to attend.

Planners Pitch for Complete Streets project for Nashua

Downtown Nashua
Nashua Telegraph
NASHUA - City and regional community development coordinators met with the Nashua Planning Board on Thursday night to present their progress in the Complete Streets project - designed to make the city more friendly to pedestrians and bikers.

Read more... (subscription required)

Mark the Calendar: Every Kid Healthy Week, April 25-29


Action for Healthy Kids announces week to celebrate school health and wellness accomplishments! 

Join thousands of schools around the country who are hosting events like healthy foods taste tests, physical activity classes, family fitness nights and much more. Last year, more than 700,000 people from schools, families and community organizations came together to mark Every Kid Healthy Week

Already hosting an event? Register your event so they can put you on the map. Want to hold an event? Find resources here and check out the Game On Activity of the Month for event ideas. 
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We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find it a helpful resource. Help us spread the word by this newsletter to colleagues who might be interested in learning about HEAL strategies and sharing information.   

 

Thank you for your partnership and continued support.  

 

Sincerely,  

 

Terry Johnson, Director

Healthy Eating Active Living NH

www.healnh.org 

tjohnson@healthynh.com 

 

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Concord, New Hampshire 03301

603.415.4273

About HEAL

HEAL envisions a New Hampshire where all residents enjoy health and quality of life through healthy eating and active living.


Our core mission is to work in collaboration with our partners to inspire, advance and support policies, systems and environmental changes to promote healthy people in healthy places throughout New Hampshire.    

 

HEAL started in 2008 and is led by the Foundation for Healthy Communities, a non-profit New Hampshire organization focused on improving health and health care through innovative partnerships.

  


HEAL Funders

Funding and support for HEAL is provided by the HNH Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Endowment for Health, NH Charitable Foundation and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.