Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

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2021 PHC Partner Meetings

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

Friday, January 15, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, March 19, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 21, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, August 20, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, September 17, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 15, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

PHC Annual Meeting
Friday, November 19, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

PHC Partner Meeting

June 18, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 am

Agenda to include new project announcements; COVID Updates; and partner updates.

To join our Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 841 0094 6905
Passcode: 170535

Returning to Work: Navigating COVID-19 Challenges During Re-Opening

June 8, 2021, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Employers across the Upper Valley are re-opening doors as COVID19 vaccination rates increase in New Hampshire and Vermont, and disease rates decrease.

As businesses reopen, many employers are wrestling with questions about safety, mask mandates, vaccine requirements and more.

On June 8th, over 30 Upper Valley employers and health care experts came together to share information and discuss how they are navigating this transition.

Meeting Records:
Returning to Work Event Summary
Returning to Work Slides
Returning to Work Event Recording

Virtual Workshop
LEAD: Dangers, Laws & Opportunities

May 26, 2021
8:30 to 9:30 am

Housing is one of New Hampshire’s greatest challenges. The low number of available units drives up rental costs, driving many people to older homes that contain lead paint and pipes because they are more affordable. Among the many challenges housing creates from our region’s economy, are you aware that the lead in these older buildings may be poisoning our children, leading to untreatable and costly impacts?

This workshop will focus on:

  • Health problems caused by lead;
  • Laws on notification and removal;
  • Funding opportunities to remove lead;
  • Lead removal; and
  • Certification and training scholarships.

Sponsored by:

  • Public Health Council of the Upper Valley
  • Lead-EDU
  • Upper Valley Business Alliance
  • Newport Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Claremont Chamber of Commerce

PHC Partner Meeting

May 21, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 am

Agenda to include presentation on Keys to the Valley Housing Needs Assessment; UV Community Health Needs Assessment; COVID Updates; and partner updates.

PHC Partner Meeting Notes 05 21 2021

FREE Online Lead-Safe Renovation Training (Renovate, Repair and Paint Training)

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)

Several dates available for online portion of training. You only need to attend one 6-hour session.
March 5
March 19
March 24
April 2

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. In-person training date planned for April; exact date available soon.

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. Use “LEADFREE” code when registering to apply for scholarship:
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:

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.