Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

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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.

FREE Community Flu Vaccine Clinics

Annual influenza vaccination provides powerful protection to you, your family, and the people you come in contact with during the “flu season.” Many people agree getting a flu shot is valuable, but getting around to it can be tough.

The Public Health Council wants to make it easy for you and your family members to get a flu vaccine this year. All New Hampshire and Vermont residents aged 10 and older are welcome at the drop-in clinics listed below. All of these clinics offer both the regular dose vaccine and FLUAD, which has been designed specifically for people 65 years and older. All vaccines are preservative-free.

Thursday, October 10, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Enfield Community Building, 308 US Route 4, Enfield

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Plainfield Elementary School, 92 Bonner Road, Meriden

Tuesday, October 22, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Vermont Law School, Yates Common Room,  164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton

Thursday, October 24, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Orford Congregational Church, Route 10, Orford

Thursday, October 31, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Mascoma Community Health Center, 18 Roberts Road, Canaan

For information about other free flu vaccine clinics offered at Dartmouth Hitchcock, please see their flu clinic web page.

PHC Partner Meeting

October 18, 9 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Partner Sharing, Understanding What the NH Healthy Aging Data Report Tells Us About Aging in the Upper Valley.

To learn more about the NH Healthy Aging Data Report: REPORT and INFOGRAPHIC.

Aging in Community Quarterly Forum &

Upper Valley Town Welfare Officer Symposium

September 18, 2019
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Kilton Library Community Room, West Lebanon, NH

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley is sponsoring an event for Aging in Community volunteer groups, Community and Parish Nurses, and folks working at the town level to support residents.

The agenda for this event includes:

  • A Community Spotlight (TBD)
  • Funeral Planning: What You Can Help People Understand Ahead of Time
  • What Visiting Nurse Association programs Support Your Work & What You Should Know About Them

Please let us know you plan to join us using the very brief registration form at right: REGISTRATION

PHC Partner Meeting

September 20, 9 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Partner Sharing, Understanding and Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Upper Valley Discussion

Upper Valley Health Priorities Legislative Breakfast

September 16, 2019
8:00 to 10:00 AM
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Bringing together legislators from New Hampshire and Vermont communities to engage in education, share best practices, and improve the coordination and quality of health related work for all residents of the Upper Valley. By invitation only. Please contact Alice Ely for more details.

Event Sponsors:

Derek J. Cooper Memorial Fund

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).

PHC Partner Meeting

August 16, 9 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Partner Sharing, Access to Mental Health Services and Supports in the Upper Valley Panel and Discussion

PHC Partner Meeting

June 21, 9 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Partner Sharing, Discussion of Child Abuse and Neglect in the Upper Valley

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.