June 2017 News Around NH
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
HEAL NH Director Recognized for Impact on Health and Wellness in NH
Just Released: The 2017 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report
Complete Streets on the Rise in NH.
HEAL Director presents Nashua's success in American Public Health Association webinar
American Heart Association reports on a NH statewide public opinion poll on children's health issues
Poster Presentation: Using a level of traffic stress analysis and level of walkability
Hospital Community Trail Opens in New London
Healthy Monadnock celebrates 10 years
Task Force recommends Built Environment Interventions to Increase Physical Activity
Group seeks more walkable Duluth
Upcoming Events

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HEAL Community Network Meetings

August 16, 2017
December 6, 2017

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

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Family Resource Center
Gorham, NH

Throughout the summer they are featuring 5210 educational materials and CATCH physical activity games at the local farmers market:
 





The Family Resource center offers the "Project Youth Afterschool Program" which serves Berlin, Gorham and the surrounding area's youth with quality after school and summer programming.  Project Youth's mission is to provide students in grades K-8 with diverse, educational, active, engaging and fun activities in a safe and supportive environment where students can reach their full potential and develop confidence without limitations.
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The 90-Day Challenge is to exercise for 20 minutes or more every day in the months of June, July, and August!
 

 

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Schools need to be places where kids receive a consistent set of messages about healthy eating"

-Melissa Bernardin, Healthy Active Kids coalition coordinator at the American Heart Association in New Hampshire
HEAL NH Director Recognized for Impact on Health and Wellness in NH

We'd like to congratulate our director, Terry Johnson, for being recently honored by the Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health with the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award for making a difference in New Hampshire's health. 

Terry has worked tirelessly with many state and community partners to establish policies and programs that support healthy eating and active living where New Hampshire's residents live, learn, work and play. 

Just Released: The 2017 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report

The 2017 NH Disability & Public Health Report is now available! 

The graphic report provides information on health disparities and health risk factors experienced by individuals with mobility and cognitive limitations in NH, suggesting strategies that policymakers and program managers can use to establish more inclusive programs and initiatives within NH.

Complete Streets on the Rise in NH

Crosswalk in Swanzey 
A few years ago, the number of communities in New Hampshire with Complete Streets policies could be counted on one hand: Portsmouth, Concord, and Dover. Today, that number has risen to 10, and it keeps growing.

These communities have adopted a Complete Streets policy at the local level:

1. Portsmouth
2. Concord
3. Dover
4. Keene
5. Swanzey
6. Troy
7. Hinsdale
8. Lebanon
9. Walpole
10. Peterborough


 

HEAL Director presents Nashua's success in American Public Health Association webinar

Terry Johnson presented the success of the Plan4Health initiative in Nashua earlier this spring at a nationally televised APHA webinar.

Terry highlights how the initiative helped revitalize neighborhoods, and improve financial stability in the city. He applauds the partnerships and collaboration that was necessary to achieve this level of success. To view the webinar, you will need to download Adobe Connect to your computer. Terry's presentation is 10 minutes into the webinar. 

Watch the previously recorded webinar
American Heart Association reports on a NH statewide public opinion poll on children's health issues.

Public concerned about junk food marketing, consumption of sugary drinks effect on children's health
 
The results of the poll, conducted in April, demonstrate major concern among voters about consumption of sugary drinks by children and indicate majority support for limiting the advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages in schools.

Poster Presentation: Using a level of traffic stress analysis and level of walkability to inform complete streets in Nashua

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HEAL NH had the opportunity to do a poster presentation at the Active Living Research Conference in Florida this past May.

The title of the poster is: Using a level of traffic stress analysis and level of walkability to inform complete streets in Nashua, NH. By A. Ricklin, American Planning Association, T. Johnson, Foundation for Healthy Communities, NH

Hospital Community Trail Opens in New London

On June 13, New London Hospital and members of the community celebrated the grand opening of the Hospital Community Trail, a one-mile trail with entrances connected to the hospital parking lot.

Healthy Monadnock celebrates 10 years

It started as a small idea and has grown into a powerful community partnership. 

Learn more about their journey to becoming the healthiest in the nation by the year 2020.

National News
Task Force recommends Built Environment Interventions to Increase Physical Activity

The CDC's Community Preventive Services Task Force has released a new recommendation for physical activity. 

Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design are recommended to increase physical activity. Intervention approaches must be designed to enhance opportunities for active transportation, leisure-time physical activity, or both.

Read more...
Group seeks more walkable Duluth, MN

"We are returning to a way where we're planning our neighborhoods and our communities and our cities for people instead of for people in cars," said Russell Habermann of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission.

Both the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council, which is referenced in the article, and HEAL NH are part of a National Association of Chronic Disease Directors nationwide Community of Practice focused on improving walking and walkability in states and communities.

Read more...

 

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 an initiative of HNH Foundation and managed 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.