The Board of Directors of the Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire (BWANH) announces that Executive Director Tim Blagden will transition from his staff position to volunteer chair of the BWANH Policy Committee. HEAL partners with BWANH and Transport NH to lead the New Hampshire Complete Streets Coalition.

Titled "Evaluating Community Change", this workshop is designed for individuals looking how to measure the collective work of a coalition and its partners.


Congratulations Manchester for winning the 2016 Culture of Health Prize! They are being honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Manchester is just one of 7 other cities and towns from across the country to win this coveted award out of over 200 applicants.

Over 100 planners and elected officials took part in a series of regional Complete Streets events over the summer. Participants learned how Complete Streets can benefit New Hampshire communities and help our state address pressing economic and demographic issues.

Concord Monitor, 8/12/16: The effort to build a paved riverside trail across Concord for bikers and pedestrians has seen recent breakthroughs. The Merrimack River Greenway Trail’s proponents received what they saw as an important backing this week from the city council, hopefully boosting their chances to win an $800,000 federal grant this winter. 


The Kearsarge Chronicle interviewed Catherine Bardier, Director of Wellness and Community Health at New London Hospital. Catherine discusses the third year of the Wellness Connections project at New London Hospital. Three main priorities of their strategic plan being:

  1. Focus on awareness of healthy behaviors and activities
  2. Develop an employer network to focus specifically on workplace wellness
  3. Work with partner organizations within the coalition on collaborative efforts and projects in the local area

Watch the videos to see what initiatives and projects are in the works with the Wellness Connections at New London Hospital:

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