Monadnock Region named a ‘mentor’ community


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Institute for Healthcare Improvement has awarded a grant to Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene and the Healthy Monadnock program as part of its SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation) initiative.

Made possible by a $4.8 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SCALE is aimed at helping communities further their capability to improve the health of targeted populations and develop ways to share and spread community-driven approaches across the country.

Under the SCALE initiative, “mentor communities” – those with a recent track record of achieving better health – are matched with 20 “pacesetter communities” that are seeking to accelerate their pace of change.

The Monadnock Region has been named one of four mentor communities, meaning Healthy Monadnock will engage with communities across the nation to strengthen the effectiveness of collective health improvement.

Local partners include Monadnock Regional Transportation Management Association, working to make streets safer for walking and biking, and Monadnock Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Coalition, working to advance worksite wellness.

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