Recent News and Updates

Exploring Community Health Priorities in the Upper Valley

Improving community health is at the core of the mission of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley. Most of our partners share this goal, but contribute in different ways to reaching that goal. Some partners are health care providers, some provide treatment for substance use disorders or mental illnesses, others support people in […]

2nd School Summit Focuses on Schools’ Greatest Concerns

On October 4, 2018, the Lebanon School District Office gym was humming with the chatter of new connections, putting faces to names, and busy professionals all focused on addressing schools’ greatest concerns for children and their families. The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley and Dr. Joanne Roberts, Superintendent of the Lebanon School District, […]

PHC Annual Meeting Addresses Health Equity

The Public Health Council Board of Directors hosted their Annual Meeting on Friday, November 16th, despite the first snow storm of the season. Only a small portion of the people who expected to attend decided to stay home, for which we are very grateful. Many thanks also go to Hypertherm’s technology team members, who allowed […]

New Website Describes Upper Valley Public Health Emergency Preparedness Resources

Recently, the Public Health Council (PHC) launched new web pages devoted to emergency preparedness resources in the Upper Valley. “We are fortunate to work very closely with the Upper Valley Public Health Region’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and the Emergency Preparedness Specialist for the Vermont Department of Health’s White River Junction District Office. Together, we work […]

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 […]