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.
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)
11:35-11:45am Move into exercise breakout sessions
11:45-12:30pm (Choose one of the three sessions)
1:15-1:25pm Move into stress management breakout sessions
1:25-2:05pm (Choose one of the three sessions)
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.
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.
North Country Health Consortium
262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561