Accelerating Progress Towards Healthy People & Healthy Places



October 16, 2014

Church Landing at Mill Falls

281 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH


Registration Fee: $50 

Download our Conference Program for a detailed agenda with descriptions.

What's it about?

The HEAL Conference serves as a gathering to celebrate, learn, and engage with people in New Hampshire working to promote and support improved access to healthy foods and safe places to play and be active. With this meeting we will celebrate the progress of NH communities, introduce NH’s new Healthy People Healthy Places Plan, and strengthen and forge new partnerships to further advance the work.

NHDA has approved this conference for 4 CEUs.

In addition to the generous support from our funders, the 2014 HEAL Conference is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Inc. New England Division.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals, organizations, and others interested in the health of communities and the people who live, work, and play there

  • Individuals, organizations, and others with an interest in active transportation, active recreation and/or access to healthy food choices

  • Leaders and decision-makers from cities and towns, schools, workplaces, eating establishments, groceries, farmers’ markets and other places to buy food, healthcare facilities and more

  • Current Healthy People Healthy Places (HPHP) partners

Overview of the conference agenda:

  • Celebrate the accomplishments of four active HEAL coalitions creating transformative change in rural communities and urban neighborhoods
  • Take a brief look back at the HEAL journey to where we are today
  • Officially launch the Healthy People Healthy Places (HPHP) Plan and network
  • Learn about the four broad work areas that comprise the HPHP Plan and how individuals, organizations and others can participate, contribute and support the plan through their own interests and work


  1. Present and celebrate the HEAL work of the Round 2 HEAL grantees of Ashland, Berlin, and the Laconia Wyatt Park-South End and Nashua Tree Streets neighborhoods.
  2. Present and formally launch the Healthy People Healthy Places Plan.
  3. Facilitate discussion with attendees regarding the implementation of the HPHP Plan.
  4. Inspire attendees to contribute to and support the HPHP Plan.
  5. Provide an opportunity for participants to network and identify resources to further HEAL and HPHP work in NH.

By the end of the conference, participants will:

  1. Participate in a celebration of the Round 2 HEAL Grantee communities and become more knowledgeable about their accomplishments.
  2. Understand the vision of the new HPHP Plan and the four HPHP Plan objectives.
  3. participate in a discussion regarding the implementation of at least one HPHP objective by the end of the day.
  4. Identify one way they can either contribute to or support at least one objective of the HPHP Plan.
  5. Understand how they can become involved in the HPHP plan.
  6. Identify at least one tool or resource they can utilize in their work to further the work of HEAL and/or the HPHP Plan.
  7. (At least 25% of participants) will identify a HPHP workgroup to which they would like to contribute (participation, expertise, etc.).

Spread the word!

Please help us to spread the word on this very important meeting.  Share it with your members, colleagues, and via social and electronic media - only with your help will we attain the critical mass to make healthy eating and active living accessible to all New Hampshire residents.  

If you have any questions - please contact us today! 

Latest Tweets

Stay Informed!