Recent News and Updates

Lebanon Library Partners for Opioid Overdose Prevention

This article first appeared in the Lebanon Times, Winter/Spring 2023 edition ( Reprinted with permission. Opioid Overdose Prevention partnership between Dartmouth-Health and Lebanon Public Libraries, By Charlotte Atkinson Here in the Upper Valley, we are very lucky to have access to a wide range of resources, especially those that are found in unexpected places. The […]

Support for Kinship Caregivers

Many lives have been devastated as the opioid crisis has created ripple effects through communities and families. Many parents and family members of people affected by addiction have altered their lives to care for their loved-one’s children. We refer to these people as Kinship Caregivers. Various resources are available to support these Kinship Caregivers as […]

Announcing New Position: Integration Catalyst for GUVIST

March 2023 Update: We are pleased to report we have filled this position. Please read on to learn more about this new role. The Public Health Council has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to serve as Fiscal Sponsor for the Greater Upper Valley Integrated Services Team and will be the employer of record for […]

It’s Here! Upper Valley Project Funding to Address Health Inequities

The first round of projects under the Upper Valley Community Health Equity Partnership have been selected. In October 2022, the Upper Valley Community Health Equity Partnership  (UVCHEP) sought proposals from local entities in the White River Junction District of the VT Department of Health who seek to reduce health disparities the UVCHEP Steering Committee has described […]

2022 Community Flu Vaccine Clinics

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 still impacts our communities, protecting people from seasonal flu illness is very important. Many experts predict we will see significant flu transmission this season. There are numerous […]

On suicide: It’s no longer an unspeakable word

By Dave Celone, New Hampshire Bulletin, September 2, 2022 Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in America. Suicide is highest among white males, followed by Native Americans, followed by black males. A suicide occurs about every 11.5 minutes. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death globally for people 15 – 24 years […]

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 […]