Recent News and Updates

Measles Cases on the Rise

Measles cases are rising in the United States (US), and Vermont recently had its first case of measles since 2018. As of May 3, 2024, there have been 131 cases of measles in the US this year, already more than double than in all of 2023. Measles is one of the most contagious viruses and […]

Promoting Youth Engagement and Advocacy

In 2022, the NH Charitable Foundation announced a pilot grant opportunity available to the 13 Regional Public Health Networks (RPHN) in New Hampshire that focused on public health community engagement and advocacy. According to the Foundation, they had come to understand that “community-based partners working to advance public health and behavioral health equity are often […]

Workforce Crisis Needs Policy Solutions

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley (PHC) hosted the Upper Valley Bi-State Legislative Breakfast on Monday, November 6, 2023. The purpose was to provide state-level legislators from the Upper Valley region with information, stories, and policy guidance on the many levels and layers of workforce challenges impacting health and wellbeing in our region. […]

Upper Valley Community Health Equity Partnership

In March 2022, the Public Health Council signed on as the Backbone Organization for the Upper Valley Community Health Equity Partnership (UVCHEP), on behalf of the White River Junction District Office of the Vermont Department of Health. The project was funded through a US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) grant awarded to the […]

Abenaki Garden

Abenaki Garden

This garden is situated on land in the Upper Valley that has been home to the Abenaki people for thousands of years. The name of this place means “where the land falls” and within this sacred gorge, we are creating a place to grow the Seven Sisters: Sunflowers, Squash, Corn, Beans, Tobacco, Jerusalem Artichoke, and […]

Community Resilience Organizations - CROs - watch the video

Community Resilience Organizations

Community Resilience Organizations – lovingly called CROs – was born from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. As we watched the response to Irene, we recognized that those most impacted by climate disasters and climate change should be supported by a justice-oriented grassroots organizing hub. So, we built one. We work with individuals, […]

Telling My Story Workshop

Telling Our Story

Telling My Story is an exploration of our shared humanity through the use of the arts, storytelling, and performance. We have worked with many communities including people incarcerated, immigrant women, women in recovery from substance use, students, and many more. By bringing disconnected communities together, we work to break down visible and invisible social walls. […]