CROPP Measures Community Health and Involvement in Healthy Monadnock 2020

Awareness of Healthy Monadnock 2020 grew from 30 percent in 2010 to 45 percent two years later, according to a survey of Cheshire County residents by the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP) at Antioch University New England (AUNE).

In its 2012 Community Survey report, CROPP said it found that the best predictors of a person’s health status were education, income, and screen time, and if they had a reliable source of health information. It also found that of the twenty-one health indicators measured in both 2010 and 2012, none deteriorated, fifteen remained essentially the same, and six significantly improved.

CROPP, a collaborative, community-based evaluation and quality improvement group, is directed by Jim Fauth and George Tremblay, professors of clinical psychology at AUNE. With the help of AUNE graduate students and the University of New Hampshire’s Survey Center, they surveyed 625 Cheshire County residents at random for the analysis.

Healthy Monadnock 2020, (formerly called Vision 2020) is a community initiative developed by Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) in 2007 with the goal of making Cheshire County the healthiest community in the nation by 2020. CMC/DHK also contracted with CROPP in the early part of the project to obtain baseline data on community health indicators.

Read more about CROPP’s survey and the Healthy Monadnock Initiative in this recent Keene Sentinel article.
Read the 2012 Community Survey report.