Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

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Upcoming PHC Partner Meetings in 2020

[During the COVID-19 Pandemic, please be aware that meetings may be virtual. Check back here for updates.]

Friday, September 18, 2020                                    Friday, November 20, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.                                                      9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 16, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


PHC Partner Meeting

August 21, 2020, 9 to 11 am

  • Agenda to include:
  • Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture (45 minute training)
  • New Futures Campaign Priorities
  • Upper Valley Strong Updates
  • 2020 Flu Vaccine Clinic Planning

Join the meeting via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86241435832?pwd=eGZWYytaYm9FWFQ4dW5iMENXYmpuZz09
Meeting ID: 862 4143 5832
Passcode: 676329


Back By Popular Demand: Lead-Safe Renovation Training (RRP – Initial)

July 21, 2020, 8 am to 3 pm

Are you a contractor, painter, landlord, facilities manager, property owner, or real estate professional?
Did you know that many pre-1978 buildings have lead paint that can permanently poison young children?

Join us for a Lead-Safe Renovation Training (RRP – Initial)

Online

This virtual class will satisfy the lecture portion of your certification only. You will still need to meet with one of our instructors in person to complete the 2-hour hands on portion before being certified. In person options will be announced during the online training.

Cost of training is $240, BUT anyone who lives or works in any of the following New Hampshire towns will receive a FULL scholarship for the training. Scholarships are available for July 21st training only.

      • Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Grantham, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orford, Orange, Piermont, Plainfield

Contractors who wish to apply for EPA’s Lead-Free Firm Certification may be eligible for a matching grant to cover the $300 cost.

To Register or learn more about Lead-Safe practices: www.lead-edu.info
Questions: Alice.ely@uvpublichealth.org

This training is sponsored by the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, under a grant provided by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.


Lead-Safe Renovation Training (RRP – Initial)

June 23, 2020, 8 am to 3 pm

Are you a contractor, painter, landlord, facilities manager, property owner, or real estate professional?
Did you know that many pre-1978 buildings have lead paint that can permanently poison young children?

Join us for a Lead-Safe Renovation Training (RRP – Initial) on June 23rd

Online

This virtual class will satisfy the lecture portion of your certification only. You will still need to meet with one of our instructors in person to complete the 2-hour hands on portion before being certified. In person options will be announced during the online training.

Cost of training is $240, BUT anyone who lives or works in any of the following New Hampshire towns will receive a FULL scholarship for the training. Scholarships are available for June 23rd training only.

      • Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Grantham, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orford, Orange, Piermont, Plainfield

Contractors who wish to apply for EPA’s Lead-Free Firm Certification may be eligible for a matching grant to cover the $300 cost.

To Register or learn more about Lead-Safe practices: www.lead-edu.info
Questions: Alice.ely@uvpublichealth.org

This training is sponsored by the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, under a grant provided by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.


PHC Partner Meeting

June 19, 2020, 9 to 10 am

Agenda included a discussion of reopening our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing racism in our community.

NOTES


2020 Schedule for Aging in Community Quarterly Forums

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley sponsors regular gatherings for Aging in Community volunteer groups, Community and Parish Nurses, and other people supporting older adults in our communities. Meeting dates and times for 2020 are below. Locations and agendas will be added as they become available.

March 25, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm — CANCELLED, will try to reschedule
Accessing Dementia Friendly Communities Through Understanding, with Melissa Grenier, LCSW, CDP, Regional Manager, State of NH, Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
This presentation will provide an overview of the communication, behavioral, and physical changes that occur over the course of a person’s journey with memory loss.  A better understanding of the evolving needs of a people with memory loss will allow us to discuss and strategize how to adapt our communities to meet those needs. Dementia Friendly communities allow people with memory loss to thrive and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. Melissa and Alice Ely will engage participants in a discussion of how our volunteer-based groups and supporting organizations can help build more dementia-friendly communities throughout the Upper Valley.

June 17, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon

September 15, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Dwinell Room, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon

November 11, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Location TBD



PHC Partner Meeting

May 15, 2020, 9 to 10 am
Via WebEx

Meeting Notes May 15 2020


[Updated] Virtual Dan & Whit’s Wine Tasting Benefits the Public Health Council

The Wine Tasting event planned for April 15th at the Norwich Inn has been cancelled due to COVID-19. But we have a great back-up plan…

Between April 3 and April 15th, when you order wine from Dan & Whit’s using the order form link below, the Public Health Council will receive $2/bottle.

How it works:

  • Review the Wine List attached to identify wines you want to order.
  • Complete the order form at https://forms.gle/LBci5iTSwFPJTdRRA
  • Dan & Whit’s will contact you when your order is available for pick-up.
  • You will pay for the order when you pick it up.

Thanks so much for supporting the Public Health Council.


Upper Valley Town Welfare Officer Symposium

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley sponsors biannual gathering for Town Welfare Officers, Town Service Officers, Neighbor Helping Neighbor programs, and other providing critical support to residents of our communities. Meeting dates and times for 2020 are below. Locations and agendas will be added as they become available.

[Cancelled due to Covid-19] May 6, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon

November 11, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Location TBD [Joint meeting with Aging in Community Quarterly Forum]


PHC Partner Meeting

March 20, 2020, 9 to 11 am
Via WebEx

Meeting Notes


Upper Valley Advocacy Training: Advocating for Our Upper Valley Public Health Priorities
Wednesday, March 4, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Kilton Library, West Lebanon, NH

Learn how to effectively advocate for public health issues in NH and VT! This training will provide an overview of how a bill becomes a law (in both states!) and when and how to get involved in that process. We’ll cover best practices for engaging with legislators, how and why to bring a personal story into your advocacy message, and practical advocacy skills like testifying at a public hearing, calling your legislator, and writing a Letter to the Editor. Leave feeling more empowered to take action on the issues you care about and make change in your state!

Facilitators:
Pedro Altagracia, Community Engagement Coordinator, New Futures, New Hampshire
Helen LaBun, Vermont Public Policy Director, Bi-State Primary Care Association


PHC Partner Meeting

January 17, 2020, 9 to 11 am
Dwinell Room, Harvest Hill at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Presentation of the Upper Valley Community Health Improvement Plan, 2019 to 2022


PHC Annual Meeting

November 15, 2019, 8:30 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Keynote Address
Changing the Conversation Around Aging: Telling a New Story
Kelly Laflamme, NH Endowment for Health, and Jennifer Rabalais, UNH’s Center on Aging and Community Living and Institute on Disability

Negative attitudes about aging are bad for our health. So bad, in fact, the World Health Organization has launched a global campaign to end ageism. Here in the US and NH, the Reframing Aging Initiative is working to advance a new story about aging that recognizes the challenges and opportunities that increasing longevity poses to our communities.

Representatives from the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging will share the research and tools developed by experts at the FrameWorks Institute that you can use to advance a new narrative about aging that is better for our health.

To register to attend this meeting, which is open to the public: REGISTER.