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Join Us & Advocate for Healthy Youth!

Submitted by HM2020 Partner in Action, Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY)

What is AFHY?afhy group photo
In 2002, Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY) was formed when pediatricians from Cheshire Medical  Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene had concerns about the rising rates of childhood obesity in our
community, but knew they could not address the issue alone.

They needed to band together with other partners in the community, public schools, academic researchers, municipalities, business and industry and citizens, to make a difference.

As a community-based coalition, AFHY develops education, intervention and prevention programs and provides a voice at the local and state level on critical policy issues important to children’s health.

Active Partners and Supporters:

Get Involved in Our Children’s Health!afhy logo

  • Join the Coalition! We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5:00 pm.
  • Invite an AFHY program into your school, church, camp, group, etc.
  • Subscribe to our email list to receive ongoing news and information.
  • Help support our work by making a donation to the Cheshire Health Foundation.

Care about raising a generation of healthy kids? Join AFHY TODAY! Contact  AFHY facilitator, Lauren Bressett or at (603) 399-4442. For more information visit our Facebook page!

AFHY is a coalition of concerned partners dedicated to improving the health of children in the Monadnock region. Their mission is “to create family, school and community environments where children make healthy food and activity choices”.