Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY) Event Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

https_cdn.evbuc.com_images_29759437_178336429264_1_originalHealthy Monadnock partner, Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY), will be hosting “Raising Your Voice for Kids,” a free event and lunch on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, that will celebrate the organization’s 15 year anniversary.

The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at noon. The event will take place at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, New Hampshire.

“The event will commemorate the history of Advocates for Healthy Youth, recognize its founders and look at opportunities for the future,” said Linda Rubin, director, Healthiest Community Initiative, Healthy Monadnock, who will facilitate the discussion portion of the meeting about the future of AFHY.

Other speakers at the event will include:

  • Nancy Vaughan, government relations director, American Heart Association, NH Chapter
  • Melissa Bernardin, campaign coordinator, Voices for Healthy Kids New Hampshire
  • Dick Ober, president and CEO, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Eileen Fernandes, director, Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Please register for the free lunch and event. For more information about the event, email Brooke Bennett at

About Healthy Monadnock

Healthy Monadnock is a community engagement initiative designed to foster and sustain a positive culture of health throughout Cheshire County and the Monadnock Region. Founded and developed by the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in 2007, Healthy Monadnock’s action plans are being guided in the community by the Council for a Healthier Community, a group of 30+ individuals representing schools, organizations, coalitions and businesses. Community partners and Champions are working together to improve the quality of life and prevent the leading causes of death for everyone by implementing strategies to: increase healthy eating and active living; increase income and jobs; improve mental wellbeing, increase emergency preparedness, reduce substance misuse including tobacco, increase educational attainment and increase access and quality of healthcare. Learn more:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s