Eastern Lakes Region Coalition for Healthy Families

Huggins Hospital has teamed up with the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health and Team Wolfeboro to begin development of a local coalition dedicated to supporting families and our community through our issue of substance misuse. If you are interested in joining the Eastern Lakes Region Coalition for Healthy Families, please contact Huggins Hospital's Senior Philanthropy & Community Health Officer, Susan Houghton, Ph.D.

The problem of substance misuse faced by our community, the state of NH and throughout our country is large and complex. Lives are being lost and futures are being destroyed. Our youth and families are suffering. Huggins Hospital’s recent Community Health Needs Assessment found that substance misuse is the number one health problem on the minds of our community members. We invite you to join us to share how we can work together toward a solution to this problem, starting close to home, focusing on support for youth and families.

Straight Talk: A Call to Action - Nov. 20 from 7 - 8:30 PM
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Huggins Hospital, Carroll County Coalition for Public Health and Team Wolfeboro come together to offer a forum for families on Monday, November 20 at 7 - 8:30 PM at Kingswood Arts Center. We will hear how the community is addressing this problem from Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro Police Department, Melissa Fernald LICSW, students and staff of SAU49, Huggins Hospital, youth recreation and others.

Our goal for the evening is to launch a community coalition to promote our kids’ ability to make healthy choices, and to support families in healthy drug-free living. We aim to energize parents to take action with their children and teens to address the problem of substance misuse. This interactive evening will provide brief expert presentations and opportunities for conversation. The objective is to offer parents and families support resources, tools for action and ways to get involved in solving this major problem in our community. Come and be part of the solution!