PHC Stands Up for Health Equity

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley does not discriminate internally (in its administrative and program operations) or externally (in provision of services) on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political orientation, religion, military or veteran status, or mental or physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley serves 13 communities in New Hampshire and 22 communities in Vermont

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley is one of the State of New Hampshire’s 13 regional health networks, which also serves 22 communities in Vermont.


Collaboration. Education. Advocacy.

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

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

As a regional hub for convening and connecting organizations to improve public health, the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley serves as a leader in facilitating new ways of approaching systemic health challenges. Our purpose is to increase collaboration among service providers for a more effective and seamless public health system, provide education on priority health concerns, and advocate for system changes to address health disparities and emerging needs. We work across state lines because the people of our region live, work, and seek services across state lines daily.

Upper Valley Public Health Priorities

Access to Mental Health Services
All people in the Upper Valley community have the support they need along their life span to reach optimal mental wellness, including prevention and education, early detection and intervention, and stigma-free.

Cost of Healthcare Services, Health Insurance and Dental Care
Everyone, regardless of age and identity, is connected to a full range of primary medical and dental services that are affordable, available, accessible, accommodating, and acceptable.

Access to Healthy and Affordable Food
Everyone has opportunities to earn a livable wage, reside in safe housing, and access the healthy and affordable food they need to thrive.

Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
Everyone in the Upper Valley has access to effective prevention, education, and community supports to reduce the harms of substance misuse to youth, families, and our region.

Child Wellbeing
All families have what they need to be healthy and thrive in our community, including high quality child care, parenting education and support, and trauma informed care and services.

Socio-Economic Conditions: Housing and Others
Everyone has opportunities to earn a livable wage, reside in safe housing, and access the healthy and affordable food they need to thrive.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Everyone is prepared for public health incidents and emergencies of all kinds.


Socio-Economic Conditions: Housing and Others

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Some of the Public Health Council’s most consistent supports include:

Dartmouth Health, 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, The Couch Family Foundation, Mascoma Bank, Novo Nordisk and numerous towns in New Hampshire and Vermont. Find out more about our Partners