Recent News and Updates

PHC Welcomes New Board Members

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley announces the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2020. Joining the Board of Directors are Rudolph (Rudy) Fedrizzi and Roberta Berner. “Both Rudy and Roberta bring expertise, passion, and commitment to […]

Taking on Childhood Lead Poisoning

Beginning in 2018, New Hampshire state law has required doctors to test all one and two-year old children for lead poisoning. New Hampshire has been acutely vulnerable to lead poisoning in the past by virtue of the fact that 62% of New Hampshire housing stock was built before the ban on lead paint began in […]

PHC’s Inaugural Legislative Breakfast Helps Organization Reach New Heights

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley continuously looks to expand upon its three guiding principles: collaboration, education, and advocacy. Our organization’s inaugural legislative breakfast held on September 16th at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, catalyzed reflection and growth in all three of these areas. We are grateful for sponsorships from Mascoma Bank and the […]

Vermonters must be 21 to purchase and possess tobacco products starting Sept. 1

Law aims to protect youth from harms of e-cigarettes and reduce smoking rates BURLINGTON, Vt – Starting September 1, [2019] Vermonters must be at least 21 years old to purchase and possess tobacco products or paraphernalia. The new law also includes tobacco-substitute products, such as e-cigarettes. Health officials say the increase in buying age will […]

Gaining Confianza: Cross-Cultural Lessons on Community Progress

Note: Trust is at the heart of the Public Health Council’s work. Are we representing our community partners fairly? Are we truly listening to them? Are we promoting work that addresses issues of concern to our community in a way that is meaningful and respectful? Every once in a while someone manages to describe the […]