Recent News and Updates

Report on Climate and Health Forum

Following up on the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup’s recent Climate Change Impacts to Health Forum, the Valley News reported on the productive discussion and information sharing that took place during the evening. Though the event began with education around how the climate is changing in our region, presenter Erich Osterberg, a climatologist at Dartmouth College, […]

Upper Valley Trails – Inside and Out

It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring time here in the Upper Valley! Though we’ve experienced fewer sub freezing days then last winter, the warmer temperatures and the first scents and sights of spring always feel like a refreshing beginning. But while the Upper Valley usually provides plenty of opportunities for winter recreation and […]

Addressing the Health Impacts of a Changing Climate

For many in Northern New England, the facts of climate change become reality during these winter months. We notice our ski areas opening later, winter tourism decreasing, and the sap running sooner. There’s grey-green grass outside our windows where we’d hope to see sparkling white this time of the year. While this unseasonably warm winter […]

SAMHSA Releases New Smartphone Apps

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the lead agency on behavioral health issues under the Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA heads a number of public health initiatives that aim to reduce the impact of mental illness and substance misuse across the nation. In 2016, they’re hoping to make a […]

Students Helping Students Through Mental Health First Aid

“I participated in the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training in March of 2015. When I arrived, I met a group of students who were all passionate about making a difference in their schools and communities. It was amazing to be surrounded by people my age that cared as much as I did about […]