Recent News and Updates

Falling Is Serious Risk for Seniors, but Exercise Helps

The statistics about falls involving senior citizens are troubling: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adults 65 and older fall each year, and the numbers are rising. There’s more: Every 20 minutes an older adult dies because of a fall (more than 27,000 a year), 1 in 5 falls […]

Hartford Community Coalition Putting the Cures Grant to Work

Submitted By The Hartford Community Coalition Hartford Community Coalition (HCC) is a collaborative group of citizens designed to support and promote the wellness of individuals and families in Hartford, Vermont. This year, we received a grant as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which allowed us to focus on preventing the opioid epidemic’s reach […]

Nursing Students Learn About Community Nursing

Recently, a group of four Colby-Sawyer College Nursing students completed a Nursing Leadership Capstone Project with the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project. Upper Valley Community Nursing Project The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project helps elders receive continuity of care and remain independent—at home and in their community. The Project Co-Directors provides advocacy, training, and technical […]

Upper Valley Summer Meals Evaluation Report

During the summer of 2017, the Public Health Council commissioned an evaluation of several summer meals programs operating in the Upper Valley region. Today, March 1, 2018, we are pleased to release the final report of the program evaluation: “Evaluation of 2017 Summer Food Programs in the Upper Valley Region.” The evaluation sought to understand […]

Tobacco and Alcohol Environmental Scan

Observations from a Community Tobacco and Alcohol Environmental Scan: Advertisement and Sale Practices in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire This article was written by Bryan L’Heureux, MPH Candidate, University of New England, describing the study he conducted on behalf of ALL Together in the Fall of 2017.  Full Environmental Scan Report. Background and Methods There exists […]