February 2017 News Around NH
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
HEAL Publishes Healthy Food and Food Access Report
HEAL Community Network Meeting - Join us February 15th
Registration is open for Workshop #6
The 2017 HNH Foundation Grant Application Process Is Now Open
NH Food Alliance Releases Network Health Assessment Report
NH Department Of Health And Human Services Releases The 2015-2016 Survey
Apple Crunch!...How New London Hospital celebrated Food Day
Upcoming Events

HEAL Community Network Meetings

February 15, 2017
May 17, 2017
August 16, 2017
December 6, 2017

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

Setting the Stage for Policy Change in Your Community

Creating Healthy Communities Workshop Series:  Advocacy strategies, skills and tools for local initiatives

March 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Foundation for Healthy Communities

NH Forum on the Future

Making the Case for Investment in NH's Children
February 16, 2017
Bedford Village Inn
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration Annual Meeting

Partnerships in Health Care:
Enhancing the Cancer Survivorship Experience

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grappone Conference Center
Courtyard by Marriott
Concord, NH 

NH Public Health Association
Annual Meeting

Save the date!
April 12, 2017
Concord, NH

Community Engagement Academy

Strategies to engage people, develop leadership and improve your community.

April 7, 2017
Berwick Town Hall
Berwick, ME

April 21, 2017
ChildLight Yoga
Dover, NH

May 5, 2017
Discover Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH

Collaboration Multiplier: Building Effective Partnerships for Catalyzing Change

Creating Healthy Communities Workshop Series: Leverage partnerships and expertise among your community.

April 27, 2017: 9am - 3pm 

April 28, 2017: 9am - 12pm 
Foundation for Healthy Communities

Partner Spotlight:

Every child should have healthy foods and drinks at home and in school, safe streets for biking and walking, and places to play after school. They are working to ensure that the places where children live, learn, and play make it easy and enjoyable for them to eat healthy foods and be active. 

Partner Spotlight:

The Grassroots Fund is the only organization of its kind dedicated to  inspire connect , and  support  community-based environmental projects throughout New England.

Grassroots Fund's niche is to help those on-the-ground, everyday people for whom grassroots work is a passion and whose volunteer time is a priceless contribution to the common good.


Stronger Networks 

State-Level Change

Equitable Access


One of the best training opportunities of the year! I loved it - just what I needed to get me more engaged in the work I am jumping into." 

-Heidi Barker, UNH Cooperative Extension
Regarding the HEAL "Creating Healthy Communities" workshop series
HEAL Publishes Healthy Food and Food Access Report

During the fall of 2016, an assessment was conducted of healthy food access activities and initiatives across the statewide HEAL Community Network. The aim was to identify opportunities to better integrate and elevate food-systems work throughout the network. 

This newly published report includes an extensive inventory of projects across the network and recommended actions for improving access to healthy foods within communities, schools, workplaces, and hospitals.

HEAL Community Network Meeting - Join us February 15th

Our Community Network meets quarterly to network and collaborate from 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord. 
The HEAL Community Network is made up of communities throughout New Hampshire that are advancing strategies in the  Healthy People Healthy Places Plan .

Our featured speakers will be Sara Rainer and Jennifer Rablais from the NH Disability & Public Health Project at the UNH Institute on Disability. We will also hear from Erin Allgood from Allgood Eats Local as she presents the results from the HEAL Nutrition and Healthy Food Access Survey. 

RSVP  if you plan to attend. We always welcome new communities to join us!

Registration is open for Creating Healthy Communities Workshop Series

Workshop #6
Setting the Stage for Policy Change in Your Community: Advocacy strategies, skills and tools for local initiatives

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (lunch included)
Location: Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH
Fee: $60 

Looking to advocate for policy change to support healthier, more vibrant communities? This one day workshop will introduce you to campaign planning tools and strategies to engage your community in policy change. Whether you are working for change at the local or state level, this workshop will prepare you for success through examples of best practices, sharing of useful tools, and group exercises.

The 2017 HNH Foundation Grant Application Process Is Now Open

Funding requests for one year only in the range of $10,000 -
$30,000 will be considered. Multi-year requests are not being accepted at this time.  
All interested applicants are required to submit an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by February 15. The LOIs that best meet the funding criteria will be invited to submit a full application. Not all LOI result in an invitation to apply. Prior to submitting an LOI, review What We Fund and  Preparing a Grant Application and other related grant information in the grantmaking section of the  HNH Foundation website.

NH Food Alliance Releases Network Health Assessment Report

The NH Food Alliance recently conducted the first survey to assess how Food Alliance partners are affected by the network and how they contribute their expertise, knowledge, and resources to help the network function. 

NH Department Of Health And Human Services Releases The 2015-2016 Survey On Physical Activity And Physical Education In Public Schools

This statewide report is the most extensive survey to date on physical activity and physical education in New Hampshire public schools and includes responses from 208 elementary, middle, and high school physical education teachers, representing 48% of all public schools in New Hampshire. 

Apple Crunch!
Food Day was celebrated at New London Hospital in partnership with Colby-Sawyer College students - with everyone around the hospital taking one big CRUNCH at the exact same time!

Has your workplace done something fun together to promote healthy eating or active living? Let us know, and send us pictures!
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Terry Johnson, Director

Healthy Eating Active Living NH




125 Airport Rd.

Concord, New Hampshire 03301


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.