Recent News and Updates

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 […]

Geisel School of Medicine Student Arvind Suresh Receives Prestigious Public Health Service Award

This article was written by Susan Green and originally published in the Geisel School of Medicine News on May 27, 2021. The PHC appreciates the opportunity to share this news about Arvind Suresh, who was a key architect of our Fall 2020 Community Flu Vaccine Clinics. The original posting can be found here. — Alice […]

Community-Centric Research on Aging Adults

Community-Centric Research on Aging Adults and Access to Healthcare in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire We are three Dartmouth students in a spring 2021 class about rural sociology, and we have been conducting research by assessing both data and primary source interviews with community members over the past two months. We are taking a […]

Expanded Special Needs Information Program

Hanover Police Department and Special Needs Support Center Announce Expansion of SNIP The Public Health Council works with our partners to ensure all people in the Upper Valley community have the supports they need along their life span to reach optimal mental wellness, including prevention and education, early detection and intervention, and all stigma-free. This […]