Many funding, community, and research partners have been important to InSHAPE®. It is with deep gratitude that these entities and individuals are acknowledged for their collegiality, consultation, and support.

First funding partners

The Endowment for Health of New Hampshire gathered Monadnock United Way, the Monadnock Community Foundation, the NH Charitable Foundation, and the Hoffman Family Foundation into a funding coalition that become InSHAPE’s Local Initiative Funding Partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

First community partners

  • Keene State College
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic-Keene
  • The Cheshire Medical Center
  • The Granite State Monarchs (now the Monadnock Peer Support Agency)
  • Wyman Way Co-op
  • Keene Family YMCA
  • The Moving Company
  • Cheshire County Cooperative Extension Service of the University of New Hampshire
  • Keene Community Kitchen

Studying the effectiveness of InSHAPE since 2003


Dartmouth’s Center for Health and Aging has been studying the effectiveness of InSHAPE, under the leadership of Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS and Sarah I. Pratt, PhD, since the original 2003 pilot study and in subsequent research funded by CDC, NIH and CMS.