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Addressing
Substance Misuse

Reducing the harm caused by the misuse of
alcohol and drugs in our communities.

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Promoting Healthy Weights and Lifestyles

Improving access to healthy,
affordable food and physical activity.

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Improving Oral Health

Creating healthy smiles
for all throughout
the Upper Valley.

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Helping Older Adults Stay Strong and Independent

Supporting strength and
independence for older adults.

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Overview of PHC Priorities

PHC members work together
on a number of community
health priorities.

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Public Health Council of the Upper Valley logoCollaboration. Education. Advocacy.

Mission:
To improve the health of Upper Valley residents through shared public health initiatives and services within a network of community stakeholders.

Vision:
Working together, our Upper Valley community will be healthy, safe, supportive, and vital.

As one of the State of New Hampshire’s 13 regional health networks, which also serves 22 communities in Vermont, the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley has quickly become the largest and broadest coalition of advocates on public and population health issues in the greater Upper Valley region. The PHC is a dynamic organization with the flexibility to forge solutions that respond to the needs of its grassroot members with backing from governmental, philanthropic, and health care institutions. Through monthly meetings and ongoing initiatives, the PHC empowers organizations, professionals, and citizens, who together make our communities healthier and better places. The Public Health Council operates with funding and support from local towns, private donors, foundations, the State of NH DHHS, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Public Health Council Supporters

Supporters of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley include:

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health Services and the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Mascoma Valley Health Initiative. The New Hampshire towns of: Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grantham, Hanover, Lyme, Orange, Orford, Piermont and Plainfield. Find out more about our Partners

Upper Valley Agenda for Public Health Priorities

Addressing Substance Misuse by building a comprehensive network of prevention, treatment, and recovery services that meet the needs of our region.

Promoting Healthy Weights and Lifestyles by improving access to healthy, affordable food and physical activity.

Improving Oral Health Care for children and adults through innovative approaches to delivering quality care.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness ensures we are ready to respond and recover from emergencies of all kinds.

Helping Older Adults Stay Strong and Independent preserves dignity, health, and a meaningful place in our communities and families for older adults.

Supporting People Living with Mental Illness through effective treatment and community supports reduces stigma and traumatic experiences, allowing people to live more healthy, productive lives.

Climate and Health work builds resilient communities and prepares us all for the health impacts of a changing climate.

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