New Hampshire Planners Association

Planning for Healthy Communities

Beginning in 2011 at the NH Planners Associations’ Annual Conference, the organization began a 3 year process to develop resources to help planners integrate health impacts into the planning process.  This initiative recognized that quite often public health advocates and local and regional planners aim to achieve similar goals and objectives to ensure healthy and vibrant communities.  Subsequent to the conference, NHPA partnered with the HNHfoundation to further develop technical capacity to conduct Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and fund the development of demonstration HIAs in New Hampshire.


Technical Resources for NH Planners:

·         Health Policy Checklist for Planners, December 2014, Nashua Regional Planning Commission

·         A Health in All Policies Approach to Complete Streets Ordinances, December 2014, Nashua Regional Planning Commission

·         2012 Livable Walkable Communities Toolkit,2012, Southern NH Planning Commission

·         Policy Analysis: Helping to Achieve Healthier Communities, 2014, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee RPC


Past Training Events:

·         2011 NH Planners Annual Conference

·         Introduction to Health Impact Assessment: Webinar 1 of 3, June 19, 2012, Human Impact Partners, NH Housing, NH Planners

·         Health Impact Assessment Screening: Selecting an Appropriate HIA Project: Webinar 2 of 3, Human Impact Partners, NH Housing, NH Planners

·         Health Impact Assessments: Webinar 3 of 3, Date , Human Impact Partners, NH Housing, NH Planners


Example HIAs in New Hampshire:

·         Manchester Second Street Corridor Project Health Impact Assessment (HIA), 2013, Southern NH Planning Commission

·         Health Impact Assessment of the WOW Trail Phase II Expansion, August 2013, Lakes Region Planning Commission

·         Milford Health Impact Assessment, June 2014, Nashua Regional Planning Commission


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