Recent News and Updates

PHC Elects Board Members at Annual Meeting

On November 17, the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley (PHC) Board of Directors held their annual meeting at Hypertherm with over 50 community members and public health advocates in attendance. Dr. Joanne Conroy, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock was the guest speaker.  [Conroy Video Clip/Full Talk] During the business portion of the meeting, […]

APHA Annual Meeting: PHC Was There

This November, two Public Health Council of the Upper Valley members and several individuals from the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD) presented local work at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which took place from November 4th – 8th, centered on the overarching theme: Climate Changes […]

Flu Season: We Are Ready!

Flu season is upon us and the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley wants to prevent the spread of this uncomfortable and sometimes fatal illness. Through five free flu vaccine clinics in communities throughout the Upper Valley, we recently provided over 1,100 free flu vaccines to youth and adults. As with all Public Health […]

A Broader View of the Mental Health System Crisis in NH

Recent press reports and opinion pieces regarding the mental health system in New Hampshire have focused on the shortage of psychiatric beds at NH Hospital and its impact on local hospital emergency rooms. Daily email updates from the Department of Health and Human Services starkly report the numbers of adults and children with a mental […]

Lebanon Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team

Article first published in The Lebanon Times, Summer 2017 issue. Reprinted with permission. The Lebanon Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a community partnership with mental health professionals, hospitals, and other local agencies. Lebanon police officers who participated in the training received 40 hours of specialized instruction in dealing with behavioral health crises due […]