Community Grant Program
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Municipal Leaders Show Commitment To Create Healthier New Hampshire Communities.
HEAL NH is currently providing funding, training and other resources to four New Hampshire cities and towns:
The communities have received approximately $10,000 in grant monies and will continue to receive $60,000 of training and technical assistance over a two-year grant period.
The grants were awarded to help communities identify and implement municipal strategies – such as adding bike paths, sidewalks, and farmers markets – to provide more choices for residents to eat healthy and be physically active. Special consideration was given to rural towns and urban neighborhoods with health, social, and economic disparities (factors that lead to higher incidences of obesity and chronic diseases).
The HEAL Community Grant Program is unusual because it requires municipal management (mayors, select boards, town managers) to take the lead in mobilizing community members to work together – in contrast with traditional community health improvement models led by public health agencies or nonprofits.
"We are pleased to work with these four municipalities and their community partners that have shown readiness and enthusiasm towards making long-term changes in their community to promote health and quality of life," said Terry Johnson, Director of HEAL NH. "We have adopted the municipal grant model because it is vital to have the commitment of city and town executives from the onset of these projects. They can be strong influencers and champions for the ways our communities are designed, which, in turn, affects the health of our residents."
$600,000 in Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Grant Funds Awarded to Four New Hampshire Community Partnerships
HEAL Projects serve 47 cities and towns
Four community partnerships were selected to receive the first ever Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Community Grant Program awards in 2009. Each partnership is in the process of implementing three-year HEAL projects aimed at decreasing obesity and improving the health and quality of life of the residents they serve.
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