Vision and Goals

Our Vision

The Monadnock region will be the healthiest community in the nation where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Engaging Champions to work together to achieve goals that make the healthy choice the easy choice will create a culture of health and improve the quality of life for everyone in the Monadnock region.

Our Goals

Healthy Monadnock has specific targets that we plan to hit as we approach the year 2020. The goals for our community, below, are ambitious, but doable. We are encouraged by the impressive strides our community has made toward achieving these goals since we began in 2007! Healthy Monadnock sponsors a community survey on a biannual basis to measure our progress.

Healthy Monadnock Indicators

For the complete list of indicators, click on the image. Here are some highlights:

Increase healthy eating

50% of adults will be eating 5+ Fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. (27% in 2015)

Increase active living

50% of adults will meet physical activity recommendations of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week (26% in 2015)

Increase educational attainment

91% of 9th graders will graduate from HS in 4 years (88% in 2015)

Increase income and jobs

Only 8% of children will live in poverty (14% in 2013)

Improve conditions and skills that support mental well-being

Only 6% of adults will present with frequent mental health distress (8% in 2012)

Improve access to quality healthcare

100% of residents will have health insurance (85% in 2012)

Increase social connections

75% of residents volunteer in the community (75% in 2014) 

Increase tobacco free environments

12% of adults will use tobacco (17.6% in 2012)

Increase regional capacity to prevent substance misuse

Increase the frequency of communication across agencies and communities. For more on this measure, please visit the Community Health Improvement Plan.

Help Healthy Monadnock achieve these targets and make our community a happier and healthier place for all! How can you, your town, organization or school help us reach these goals?