Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

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Upcoming PHC Partner Meetings in 2020 & 2021

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

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


PHC Annual Meeting

November 20, 2019, 9 to 11 am
Via Zoom — Details to be provided to those who register, see link below.

Panel Discussion:
How Telehealth Expansion in the Pandemic May Help Address Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health

Panelists:

  • Matt Mackwood, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Primary Care
  • Annie Hoen, CHaD Parent Advisory Board
  • TBD, Vermont Department of Health, WIC Program
  • TBD, Headrest

Join us to explore lessons learned during the pandemic: Identify ways that expanded telehealth options have provided opportunities to better serve patients and clients; Barriers to using telehealth to serve patients and clients that remain; and Thoughts on how sustaining expanded telehealth gives us a chance to continue improving services and addressing health equity and social determinants of health.

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

Zoom link details will be sent the day before the meeting on November 20th.


Upper Valley Town Welfare Officer Symposium & Aging in Community Quarterly Forum

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.

November 11, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Via Zoom

Agenda TBA


2020 FREE Community Drive-Thru Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley will offer community Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics during October of 2020. Please read carefully for details below:

Geisel students turn out in high numbers to provide flu vaccine in Orford on October 3rd.

General Information & Instructions

Flu vaccine clinics are open to anyone aged 10 and older.
Everyone will be required to wear a mask. A mask will be provided for you if you do not have one.
Do not come if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Everyone will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. People with symptoms will not receive a flu vaccine.
No more than 4 people per car, please, or be prepared for one person to exit the vehicle in a socially distanced manner.
Please wear loose fitting clothing to make it easy to expose the arm closest to the vehicle window.
We expect to have the regular dose vaccine and an enhanced vaccine for people 65 and older.

Schedule

October 3
10:00 am to 1:00
Rivendell Academy, Orford, NH

October 10
10:00 am to 1:00
Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH

October 14
2:00 to 6:00 pm
LaSalette Shrine, Enfield, NH

  • For the Enfield clinic only, we will ask that people TRY to arrive for vaccines as follows, though not required:
    • From 2 to 3 pm: Last name begins with letters A through F
    • From 3 to 4 pm: Last name begins with letters F through M
    • From 4 to 5 pm: Last name begins with letters N through S
    • From 5 to 6 pm: Last name begins with letters T through Z

October 21
2:00 to 5:00 pm
OxBow High School, Bradford, VT

October 31
10:00 am to 1:00
Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH

Clinic Co-Sponsors

Many thanks for Novo Nordisk for providing a grant to support the Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinics.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Novo Nordisk
Lebanon Rotary Club
Plainfield Caring Neighbors
Little Rivers Health Care
Ottauquechee Health Foundation
Mascoma Community Health Center
And many local volunteers…

COVID-19 and the 2020/2021 Flu Season

This year, more than ever, getting a flu shot is important. Why? Symptoms of the flu can be similar to COVID-19. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information on the importance of getting your flu shot this season.

Other Flu Vaccine Opportunities:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Lebanon Schedule and Instructions [NOTE: By appointment only. Schedule online through myD-H.org or call the Flu Hotline at 603-653-3731.]

Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association Schedule and Instructions [NOTE: Appointments for any location can be scheduled by calling 603-748-1731.]

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT & NH Schedule and Instructions 


PHC Partner Meeting

September 18, 2020, 9 to 11 am

Agenda to include:
Upper Valley Strong Updates
2020 Flu Vaccine Clinic Planning

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87436742943?pwd=MGtlUzBqSUlZT1hFZ2FCSjhIZHhWZz09
Meeting ID: 874 3674 2943; Passcode: 383019


PHC Partner Meeting

August 21, 2020, 9 to 11 am

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

Notes and Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture Presentation


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.


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