The grant was awarded to the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association as part of a 15-month program called “Plan4Health”. It will support efforts to improve access to physical activity and nutritious foods and represents a major new collaboration between planners and public health professionals.
April 7-9, 2015. Hosted by UMass Amherst, it is a first-year conference that will bring together leaders from the Northeast who are working to get more local and regional food into schools, colleges, health care and other institutions.
The HEAL team is excited about the prospects 2015 holds for HEAL NH and its partners to build on the six-year foundation of collaborative efforts that began with the launch of the 2008 Healthy Eating Active Living Action Plan for New Hampshire. We now have a new roadmap - the five-year Healthy People Healthy Places Plan - and we are already off and running.
One of our many projects is collecting information and resources on Joint Use Agreements (JUA). We will then make these resources available for communities, organizations, and other interested in increasing access to recreation opportunities through JUA's.