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   September 2015
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2015 HEAL NH Conferece
NHHA/FHC Annual Meeting
NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration Announces New Board Members
Plan4Health Nashua Project


October 1st


HEAL NH Conference


8:30am - 4:30pm

Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH 03301




18th - 20th


New Hampshire Hospital Association & Foundation for Healthy Communities Annual Meeting


OMNI Mount Washington Hotel


























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2015 HEAL NH Conference
Leadership for Policy & System Change



There's still time to register!  The 2015 HEAL NH Conference is being held Thursday, October 1st from 8:45am - 4:00pm at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.   This year's conference, Leadership for Policy & System Change, will focus on engaging individuals and communities to work together for equitable access to healthy food and opportunities to be active.  

Online registration has ended, but you can still register the morning of the event!  For more information or to download the 2015 Conference Brochure, visit  

New Hampshire Hospital Association Foundation for Healthy Communities

Annual Meeting

October 18th - October 20th

OMNI Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods


If you haven't yet registered, there's still time to join us at our Annual Meeting, Transforming Health Care Through New Partnerships.


For more information about registration or to download the 2015 Annual Meeting Program, visit today - we look forward to seeing you there!
 NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration  Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration  (NHCCC) recently elected new members to its Board of Directors.  On August 7th, the 8 new board members joined their colle agues, and began their tenure in carrying forward the objectives of the collaboration and the NH Cancer Control Plan.  The NHCCC Board welcomed Cheryl Bernier, Scott Colby, Donna Dubuc, Lee Gilman, Elizabeth McGrath, David Nalepinski, Roshani Patel, and Terry Steiner.

"We are excited and appreciative of the commitment these new board members bring to our mission of reducing the burden of cancer in New Hampshire. Their respective skills, experiences, and interests will enhance our ability to meet successfully the challenges of our mission," said Board Chair Robert Gerlach, who assumed the role of Board Chair in July after serving two years as Vice Chair.  Gerlach currently is the Associate Director for Administration and Scientific Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon. 

For more information on NHCCC, its mission and its Board of Directors, visit
New Plan4Health Video Explains Link Between Planning & Health
The Plan4Health Nashua project is bringing the City of Nashua to the forefront as a leader in New Hampshire when it comes to advancing Complete Streets at the municipal level.  The Plan4Health coalition developed an informational video to help demonstrate that people's ability to make healthy choices are improved when health and wellness are integrated into a comprehensive planning process.

The goal of the Plan4Health Nashua project is to advance street planning and design that support safer and easier ways to get around for pedestrians and bicyclists.  The project is supported by the Greater Nashua Public Health Advisory Council, and was selected as a priority project for implementation in Nashua's 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan.  

For more information on Plan4Health and their objectives, visit them at