The first week of April was National Public Health Week, an opportunity to recognize all the contributions public health makes to communities across our country and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Read more...
The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is a responsive, expert leadership organization that promotes optimal health and well being for all people in New Hampshire and protects them from illness and injury. DPHS is responsible to serve the public - individuals, families, communities and organizations - by delivering high quality, evidence-based services. DPHS responds promptly to public health threats, inquiries, and emerging issues. [Vision Statement ]
DPHS is charged with the authority and accountability to enforce laws to protect the public's health in areas as varied as the inspection of food establishments and the prevention of childhood lead poisoning. To assure the public's health, DPHS will work swiftly within the limits of the laws and the authority they grant.
October 2012: New Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in State Health Departments, read a summary of the project
The 2011 Snapshot of New Hampshire's Public Health Regions, Counties, and the Cities of Manchester and Nashua (4.99MB) is a companion document to the 2011 New Hampshire State Health Profile. Our aim with this report is to provide health profiles of New Hampshire’s regions to assist community leaders to focus their work to improve the public’s health at a local and regional level. These profiles highlight 30 indicators selected to best describe the health of the people in New Hampshire communities.
The 2011 New Hampshire State Health Profile Report highlights 38 indicators to describe the health of the
people in New Hampshire. It is intended to be used to set
state and regional priorities to improve public's health in New
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