Recent News and Updates

New Children’s Book Helps Parents and Children Learn How to Prevent Lead Poisoning

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced the release of Happy, Healthy, Lead-Free Me!, a new children’s book aimed at engaging children and educating parents on lead poisoning prevention and the importance of pediatric lead level testing. The book, developed by the Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) with clinical […]

PHC Approves New Strategic Plan

In November 2021, the Public Health Council approved a new PHC Strategic Plan to guide our organization between 2022 and 2025. As we move into 2022, the Board and Staff are working hard to implement the plan and look for new ways to engage our many partners as we grow to meet their needs. Please […]

PHC is Hiring! Upper Valley Equity Facilitator

Update on July 25, 2022: We are pleased to report this position has been filled. Job Posting: Upper Valley Equity Facilitator The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley (PHC) is serving as the Backbone Organization for the VDOH White River Junction District Office’s Upper Valley Community Health Equity Partnership. To support that work, PHC seeks […]

Upper Valley Sees Health Concerns in Broad Terms

Over the past decade, public health and health care professionals have recognized that health care services only account for a small portion (10 to 20%) of a person’s health status. The rest of one’s health status can be attributed to social and economic factors, the physical environment, and health behaviors. These drivers of health are […]

2021 Community Flu Vaccines Available

Each fall, partner organizations across the Upper Valley come together to provide seasonal flu vaccine to our community members. This year is no exception. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our communities, protecting people from seasonal flu illness is more important than ever. We want to keep people who are medically vulnerable out of […]