Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) NH was launched in 2008 with the goal that all residents have access to healthy, affordable food, and safe places to play and be active. The Foundation for Healthy Communities has been honored to serve as the HEAL Home for these many years. The HEAL statewide network has made significant strides over the past decade to create healthier people and places throughout our state.

Celebrating Our Collective Progress: 10 Years of Healthy Eating and Active Living in New Hampshire is a testament to the profound impact the HEAL network has had on the Granite State. 

Download the full report here

June 28, 2017: The HEAL team here at the Foundation for Healthy Communities has been honored to lead the HEAL Initiative for these many years. While it is our hope and intention that our network of state and community partners will continue to advance HEAL throughout the state, our leadership role will be changing.

NEW LONDON, NH – On June 13, New London Hospital and members of the community celebrated the grand opening of the Hospital Community Trail, a one-mile trail with entrances connected to the hospital parking lot.


Terry Johnson, Director, Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL NH), was recently honored by the Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health with the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Awardfor making a difference in New Hampshire's health.


HEAL NH had the opportunity to feature the work done in Nashua on the Plan4Health initiative. Download the poster presentation to learn more.

A few years ago, the number of communities in New Hampshire with Complete Streets policies could be counted on one hand: Portsmouth, Concord, and Dover. Today, that number has risen to 10, and it keeps growing.



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