Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

If you have an event you would like us to post, please contact us at

PHC Partner Meeting Schedule for 2019

All meetings are from 9 to 11 am at Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon, unless otherwise indicated.

June 21, 2019                                October 18, 2019
August 16, 2019                            November 15, 2019 (Annual Meeting)
September 20, 2019

Dan & Whit’s Wine Tasting Benefits the Public Health Council

August 21, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 pm
The Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT

Join us for a wine tasting event sponsored by our friends at Dan & Whit’s Country Store and held at The Norwich Inn. This event will benefit the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley.

Tickets can be purchased at Dan & Whit’s ($15) or “at the door” at The Norwich Inn ($20).

Free Training: Racism of the Well-Intended

May 20, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Training Room, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

This one-day training provides an in-depth look at the underlying racial tension that continues to permeate our society today. It was developed to provide a forum where groups can learn skills necessary for discussing this challenging topic and for building alliances for moving forward in the struggle against racism and its impact on our professional and personal relationships.

Jim Wuelfing and Art Woodard have been leading this training for over 20 years, all over our country. More details available here.

Registration is free but it will be limited to 100 people and we expect the training to fill up quickly. To ensure that as many organizations/ communities as possible can benefit, we reserve the right to limit registration to 2 people per organization. To register, please complete this form at your earliest convenience. Many thanks to the Hypertherm HOPE Foundation for sponsoring this event.

PHC Partner Meeting

May 17, 9 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Partner Sharing, Upper Valley Housing Needs Assessment Work Session, and Update on NH Doorway Initiative

Upper Valley Town Welfare Officer Symposium

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
9:00 to 11:45 AM
LISTEN Community Dining Room, 42 Maple Street, White River Junction, VT

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley is sponsoring an event for Town Welfare Officers, Town Service Officers, and other Municipal leaders to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of “What can we do?” to provide assistance;
  • Share ideas to more effectively help residents in need; and
  • Learn about resources available to municipalities to address poverty.

The agenda for this event includes:

  • Presentation of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
  • NH Doorway Initiative
  • Small group discussions (2 rounds):
  • Sharing criteria and applications for assistance for shared learning; and
  • Creative problem solving around some common – or not so common – resident requests.

Cities and town in the Upper Valley are critical partners in meeting the needs of our most vulnerable residents. We hope you will join us. REGISTER.

PHC Partner Meeting

March 15, 9 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Partner Sharing, Developing Health Chapters in Town Plans Toolkit, and Update on NH Doorway Initiative

PHC Partner Meeting & Community Health Needs Assessment Summits

In January, there were two opportunities to learn about the recent Community Health Needs Assessment results. Participants provided input to the PHC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and VNH as they develop community health improvement plans.

January 14, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill, 23 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NH

January 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Tracy Hall, 300 Main Street, Norwich, VT
* This is the regular PHC Partner Meeting, but it is open to anyone to attend.

For information about the outcome of these events, please see our News Post.

PHC Annual Meeting

November 16, 2018, 8:30 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Keynote Address: State Health Planning in Vermont Through a Health Equity Lens
Heidi Klein, Director of Planning and Health Care Quality at the Vermont Department of Health

The Vermont Department of Health has spent the last year engaged with multiple community partners in trying to answer two key questions:  1) what do we know about the health of Vermonters; and 2) what should we do to improve health? These are standard questions in conducting a State Health Assessment (Q#1) and developing a State Health Improvement Plan (Q#2).  This year, however, partners decided to add another critical question: what would need to be in place in 5 years to improve health equity?  Heidi Klein will share how this focus on health equity reshaped the process used, the data collected, and the framework moving forward for the State Health Improvement Plan.

To learn more about the meeting, please see our News Post.