Center for Active Living & Healthy Communities was created by Plymouth State University to address health problems related to inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. The Center aims to enhance active living, health and wellness in New Hampshire’s North Country and Lakes Region through education, research and community partnerships. Through the PEARL Project the Center is examining the factors that influence rural-community residents’ physical-activity behaviors. The Center’s staff is also available to work with regional Head Start Body Start programs to develop play-space grant proposals.
The Carsey Institute at UNH conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. They give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities.
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Community Health Institute provides community-based providers with expertise and resources to strengthen New Hampshire's health care system. The CHI works with health departments, health care providers and organizations, community organizations, and foundations.
Plan NH has a mission to foster “excellence in sustainable planning, design and development of the built environment.” They champion Smart Growth and its principles for the state to achieve a vision of livable, vibrant village centers and neighborhoods.