Recent News and Updates

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 […]

PHC Grateful for Flu Clinic Help

We are extremely fortunate that the Upper Valley has many people and organizations who work together to make our communities healthier and better places to live, work, and play. With help from many parts of the community, the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley, the largest and broadest coalition of people and organizations that […]

MVHI Now Part of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley

Lebanon, NH — On October 19, 2016, the Mascoma Valley Health Initiative (MVHI) became part of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley. “This change makes the organization stronger and will help us fulfill our mission of making Upper Valley communities better and healthier places to live,” said Alice Ely, who now becomes the […]