Recent News and Updates Helps Start Discussions about Substance Misuse

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Editorial Note: This press release is reposted with permission of the VT Department of Health. For more details of substance misuse prevention and related work in the Upper Valley, please visit Upper Valley All Together. The State of NH also hosts a very effective website, full of information and resources, […]

Latest County Health Rankings Released

Grafton County, NH and Windsor County, VT featured in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 8th Annual County Health Rankings Lebanon, NH and White River Junction, VT– Grafton County and Windsor County ranked favorably in numerous categories according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings, recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University […]

Transforming Behavioral Health Care Across New Hampshire

On January 25th, about 75 individuals came together from across Region 1 to kick-off the next five months of work to begin transforming behavioral health care for our Medicaid enrolled residents. Through hands-on, small group exercises, teams worked together to discuss opportunities, challenges and goals of our region as we partner in driving integration, improving […]

Upper Valley Smiles for Life Oral Health Program

Free Oral Health Screening For Adults  The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley received funding from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Community Health to launch an oral health pilot project. What is unique about this program, and the Ottauquechee Health Foundation’s Smiles Program, upon which it is modeled, is services are provided in community settings. The program is […]

Naloxone in NH (& the Upper Valley): Anyone. Anytime.

(Reprinted with permission from the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services Monthly Brief, February 2017. Adapted to include information from the Upper Valley Public Health Region.) For thousands of Granite Staters the opioid overdose-reversing medication naloxone (commonly called Narcan) has literally meant the difference between life and death. This life-saving medication has prevented people […]