Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

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2022 PHC Partner Meetings

[During the COVID-19 Pandemic, please be aware meetings will be virtual. Check below for updates and meeting details.]

Friday, January 21, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, March 18, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 20, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, June 17, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, August 19, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 21, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, November 18, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

PHC Partner Meeting (Virtual)
June 17, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 am

Meeting Agenda: Lebanon Mobile Integrated Health Team, NH 988 Rollout, COVID Updates,  PHC Updates, Partner Announcements

Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 874 9962 4125
Passcode: 436143
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+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

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PHC Partner Meeting (Virtual)
May 20, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 am

Meeting Agenda: COVID Updates, Presentation: Research Efforts to Detect Type 2 Diabetes Development in Kids: Proposal of A High-Fat Challenge, Community Nurse Connection Updates, Partner Announcements

PHC Partner Meeting Notes 05 20 2022

Stop the Bleed

Stop the bleed event - Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps

You never know when you’ll come across an emergency. If you’ve ever seen a slip from a ladder, experienced a vehicle collision or worried about workplace violence, you know how quickly things can get out of hand. Stop the Bleed, a nationally accredited bleeding control class for laypersons, is being offered by our Medical Reserve Corps instructors. Attendees receive a FREE bleeding control kit courtesy of Upper Valley MRC.


Stop the Bleed, April 12 6-8pm 48 Lyme Rd, Hanover NH (Hanover Fire Department)

Stop the Bleed, May 18 6-8pm 3 Railroad Ave, Windsor VT (Windsor Welcome Center)

Stop the Bleed empowers members of the lay public with life-saving skills by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control in emergency situations. This 2 hour course is ideal for individuals or organizations, and our instructors come with a wealth of knowledge and experience. For more information contact Heather Rigney at

MRC Sponsors American Red Cross Blood Drive

Give the gift of life!

Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive April 4th. Lend an arm, talk it up to your friends, and lend your support to make our community safer.

Blood Drive
April 4th
11:30 am-4 pm
Cornerstone Community Center
14 Elk Street, White River Junction, VT

Link to DONATE or use the scan code on the attached flyer

Click here to VOLUNTEER!

Upcoming Orientation Sessions for New MRC Members — Join Us!

Wendy and Paul Manganiello, UV MRC Volunteers

Want to join our awesome volunteer force? Join us for a Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps new member orientation in March. Open to medical and non-medical volunteers 18+ in both NH and VT. Registration link below. Please come masked!

UVMRC Orientation, March 16, 6-7pm 12 Park Street, Lebanon, NH (Lebanon Fire Department)

UVMRC Orientation, March 21, 6-7pm 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT (Hartford Town Hall)

PHC Partner Meeting (Virtual)
March 18, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 am

Meeting Agenda: COVID Updates, CHIP Process, Partner Announcements

PHC Partner Meeting Notes 03 18 2022

To watch a video recording of the meeting: (Passcode: g^jQ9x8E)

Upper Valley Community Health Improvement Summits (Virtual)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The 2022 UV Community Health Needs Assessment has been completed, and it’s time for us to share the results!

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT and NH, and the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley are partnering to provide an analysis of the results, as well as the opportunity to connect with experts of various fields to discuss the results and the steps that can be taken next to better the health of our community.

We will be holding two virtual meetings for all to attend, with break out sessions to discuss each area of concern and challenge for the community. 

Register for either or both events at:

You will receive the instructions for signing in for your meeting two days prior to the meeting event.

We hope to see you all there!

Barbara Farnsworth – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Elizabeth Swanton – Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Anthony Knox – Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT & NH
Alice Ely – Public Health Council of the Upper Valley

PHC Partner Meeting (Virtual)
January 20, 2022

Meeting Agenda: Results of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment

Meeting Resources:

PHC Partner Meeting Notes 01 21 2022
Meeting Recording: Audio Only
Meeting Recording: Video
Upper Valley 2022 CHNA Overview Slides

PHC Annual Meeting (Virtual)

Rebecca Brookes

November 19, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 am

Shari Levine

Keynote Address: Tips for Effective Communication on any Budget
With Rebecca Brookes, Upstream Social Marketing & Shari Levine, Vermont Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health

Communication and promotion are part of a thoughtful process of connecting with your intended audience. The COVID pandemic has taught us just how critical a part they are. This brief presentation will focus on understanding the basics of effective communication and tips for creating messages that resonate and we can all use everyday.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe elements of effective messaging
  • Understand how to develop a basic Communications Plan
  • Understand the difference between “regular” communications and Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)

A recording of the PHC Annual Meeting is available in video and audio versions.