Division of Public Health Services
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.
New Hampshire State Health Improvement Plan 2013-2020, Charting a Course to Improve the Health of New Hampshire
The New Hampshire State Health Improvement Plan (NH SHIP) was developed with input from partners from the diverse sectors, agencies and organizations that address population health in New Hampshire. It identifies 10 priority areas for improvement with measurable objectives and targets for health outcomes; areas for needed attention in public health capacity; and, recommendations for evidence-based interventions and actions. It includes measurable objectives, recommended strategies for improvement, and performance measures with time-framed targets for each priority. The NH SHIP priorities and objectives are intended to provide support, guidance, and focus for public health activities throughout the state. The NH SHIP is the state’s public health roadmap, providing evidence-based strategies to guide the direction of many of our actions. The NH SHIP objectives are our destination; reaching them will mean that we have significantly improved the health of our people.
2011 New Hampshire State and Regional Health Profiles
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 Hampshire.
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