Friday June 27, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM EDT
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Mountain Veiw Grand Resort & Spa 
101 Mt View Road
Whitefield, NH 03598

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Amy Holmes 
North Country Health Consortium 

3rd Annual Health Improvement Summit


Recently released, the 2014 County Health Rankings has ranked Coos County as the least healthy NH county for the fourth year in a row.  This year, the North Country Health Improvement Summit focuses on topics that will increase awareness, as well as promote changes that foster the idea of “growing a healthy community.” The day will kick off with words of encouragement from our NH State Representative, Ann Kuster, followed by our keynote speaker, Exercise Physiologist, Jason Aziz.  Themes for the remainder of the day include increasing access to healthier foods, improving worksite wellness, lifestyle modification, diabetes education, and enhancing policies that foster health improvement. The Summit will also feature various exercise and stress management breakout sessions. The goal of this event is to bring together various health professionals that share an interest in improving the health of the North Country.

Target Audience

  • State, county and local government officials
  • Members of the educational community
  • Representatives from the business community
  • Members of non-governmental organizations, including community organizations
  • Health & human service organizations
  • Anyone interested in community health improvement


8:15-8:45am Registration

8:45-9:00am Introduction & highlights

9:00-9:15am Annie Kuster, US Representative NH

9:15-10:15am Keynote speaker, Jason Aziz

10:15-10:25am Move into breakout sessions

10:25-11:35am (Choose one of the three sessions)

  • Increasing Access to Healtheir Foods
  • Improving Worksite Wellness
  • Lifestyle Modification/Diabetes~CEU's awarded

11:35-11:45am Move into exercise breakout sessions

11:45-12:30pm (Choose one of the three sessions)

  • Head to Toe on the Go~ An outdoor guided walking session with exercise injects
  • Flow Yoga
  • Zumba

12:30-1:15pm Lunch

1:15-1:25pm Move into stress management breakout sessions

1:25-2:05pm (Choose one of the three sessions)

  • Relax. Recharge. Renew.~Exploring the alternative healing method of Reiki
  • Structural Integration: A Technique for Postural Balance Restoration
  • Acupuncture

2:15-3:45pm Enhance Policies that Foster Health~ NH Farm-to-School program & Medical Reserve Corps, followed by closing remarks

Participants are encouraged to bring a change of comfortable clothes, as we will be offering various opportunities for light physical activity

The preparation of this conference was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Asthma Control Program, with funds provided in part or in whole by the State of New Hampshire and/or such other funding sources as were available or required, e.g. the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Hampshire Nurses Association Commission on Continuing Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity was approved for 2 Nursing Contact Hours.


The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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North Country Health Consortium

262 Cottage Street, Suite 230

Littleton, NH 03561