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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:

Part 1

HEAL NH gathered leaders from around the state to discuss "Creating a Culture of Health" at this year's conference on October 12th at Church Landing in Meredith.

Presentations are now available to download.

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.

Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated nationally.

Apply for the 2017 Culture of Health Prize

The Obama Administration just announced four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools. 

Promoting nutrition education, access to local food and student gardens in city schools, the Nashua Farm to School project takes another step toward setting final objectives. Nashua was one of three “Beacon Communities” in NH, selected to pilot a Farm to School consortium program over the next two years.

Read more at Nashua Telegraph

The City of Lebanon is taking the next step in providing families with playgrounds and play spaces that are specifically designed for children ages 0 - 5. With support from the HNH Foundation, "Lebanon Plays" continues the work of "Safe Routes to Play" which seeks to improve the safety and ease of biking and walking to recreational areas for young children and their families. 

Read more at HNH Foundation

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