When Colebrook discovered it needed major infrastructure improvements to the water and sewer system in the Main Street area, it decided to take a Complete Streets approach to the project.
This series is designed to strengthen skill and leadership capacity for creating partnerships, implementing policy, and changing systems so NH communities have the opportunity for “healthy people in healthy places.” Anyone involved in initiatives, projects, or coalitions focused on community health planning, promotion, or education is invited to attend.
Over a year ago, a partnership formed in Nashua between public health and planning to advance street design that supports health by providing safer and easier ways to get around for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Five New Hampshire municipalities have officially adopted Complete Streets policies or resolutions—Portsmouth, Concord, Dover, Keene, Swanzey—while others are in the process.
People are healthier when their communities provide access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity.
Healthy places - neighborhoods, schools and workplaces - are essential to supporting healthy eating and active living choices and behaviors.
HEAL Works in collaboration with its partners to effectively implement multi-sector strategies to achieve healthy communities.