Makin’ It Happen is on a mission! . . . to create a coordinated response among individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to promote behaviors that measurably improve the overall health and well-being of our youth, families and communities with a focus on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and mental wellness.
We envision a future where all of our youth and families have appropriate support to live, learn work and play in healthy, thriving communities.
Our collective work within the Greater Manchester Region is based on the belief that physical and mental health are essential, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.
The work Makin’ It Happen does is run through the filters to the left, as well as the following Social Determinants of Health (SDOH):
Social Determinants of Health
According to the CDC, social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people live, learn, work, and play that affect a whole range of health and quality of life risks and outcomes.
Healthy People 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Retrieved January 13, 2021, from https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/social-determinants-health
Makin’ It Happen works diligently to form partnerships with our community stakeholders to support work focused around the five SDOH domains, with a goal of affecting positive change for the communities which we serve. Our work is in step with the five recommendations as detailed in the Greater Manchester Strategic Framework for Health Improvement.
To read the full report go to: https://www.manchesternh.gov/Portals/6/SiteContent/GreaterManchesterCommunityNeedsHealthAssessment.pdf
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH DOMAINS
STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK KEY GOALS
Our Focused Work
All Residents are economically self-sufficient and are socially connected to their community
Helping businesses to develop strong, supported workforces – promoting policies that support and strengthen Recovery Ready Communities
Education Access and Quality
All residents are engaged in healthy behaviors
Through our Resiliency Essentials programming, bringing prevention and targeted trainings, our community members engage, educate, and empower support of our school district’s prevention efforts.
Healthcare Access and Quality
All residents have access to quality health care and preventive health services
Our regional Harm Reduction Strategy has been designed to inform, educate, and empower individuals to live healthy lives, and to support our vulnerable populations
Social and Community Context
Makin’ It Happen in the 603 is rooted in the belief that supporting our youth/young people through providing leadership and mentoring opportunities will support the fostering of neighborhoods of opportunity for generations to come
Neighborhood and Build Environment
In addition, funding from Network 4 Health, the NH Charitable Foundation, and the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) have bolstered our financial stability and brought new opportunities to expand our mission.
Bookkeeping services are provided by an independent agency, following National Accounting Best Practice standards. Tax preparation, financial reviews, compilation, and periodic financial audits are conducted by an independent accounting firm, with non-profit experience, to ensure the organization remains financially sound and positioned for growth.
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