Monadnock’s First Community Health Improvement Plan

Categories: Community Engagement, Healthy Places

The Monadnock region has a new health asset: the first ever Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, as it is known by those fond of acronyms and occasional crunchy snacks.

This resource represents our region’s data and provides valuable information to help municipalities, employers, planners, and others an opportunity to learn about our region’s assets and then align their own health-related strategies and efforts. We encourage the Healthy Monadnock community review this document and to continue to address our health needs in a unified way.

The CHIP was a multi-pronged effort, spear headed by our local Council for a Healthier Community, which also oversees the work of Healthy Monadnock.

“I want to especially thank our executive committee members (Mary Lee Greaves, Ellen Avery, Susan Ashworth, Lee Ann Clark, Erica Frank, Gordon Leversee, Tom Link, Jose Montero, Tim Murphy, and Linda Rubin) who spent countless hours in meetings and outside of meetings reviewing and commenting on the particulars; Henry Underwood and Tara Garamond from SWRPC who patiently worked with us sending them information and edits and engaging in many conversations about the details in the document; and to our subject matter experts: Phil Wyzik,  Rudy Fedrizzi, Kate McNally, Tricia Wadleigh, Natalie Nielsen, and Polly Morris whose perspective was invaluable and most definitely needed to highlight the issues and strategies.” – Eileen Fernandes, MS, Population Health Manager, Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock – Keene