Recent News and Updates

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Exploring Impact of Public Health Council at MVHI Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the most recent Mascoma Valley Health Initiative (MVHI) Annual Meeting, Executive Director Alice Ely led an encouraging and productive discussion on the growing impact of the Public Health Council (PHC). The quickly growing PHC seeks to bring together the major health players in the Upper Valley area to develop […]

Crisis Intervention Team Training for Behavioral Health

  If your loved one has a heart attack, you call 911 and expect an ambulance and EMTs to respond. If your loved one has a mental health crisis and you call 911, police officers will respond and your loved one may be arrested or transported to an emergency department by patrol car. If the […]

Taking on the Opioid Crisis

The States of New Hampshire and Vermont both admit they are in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with overdose deaths in New Hampshire predicted to top 400 by the end of 2015 and Vermont communities scrambling to curb the related crime devastating numerous communities. Both states have taken significant steps to begin to bring […]

A Brief History of the Public Health Council Priorities

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley is dedicated to facilitating leadership on regional public health priorities, fostering collaboration to improve effective action, and making sure we know how much has changed.  The community health improvement planning process, started in late 2014, has been the PHC’s approach to getting started. We recognize that needs […]