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.
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.
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.