New Hampshire Environmental Public Health Tracking, in conjunction with members from our Technical Advisory Group, routinely identifies special project areas that link data to action. These projects are prioritized based on their ability to build capacity within the State’s Public Health System and to inform data driven decision making at the State and local level.
Community Health Outlooks
The NH Tracking Program recognized a need for public health data at the community level to assist with program outreach and community health assessments. After geocoding the NH public health datasets to the census tract level, the NH EPHT created individual community snapshots summarizing 35 health-related indicators for 199 communities across New Hampshire. The chosen indicators represent community characteristics, risk factors, health behaviors, and health outcomes, thus reflecting a suite of conditions that impact health. Data are summarized to highlight geographic, demographic, and time trends.
Community Health Outlook Reports: Small Area Analysis to Support Public Health Action
Access reports on the NH DHHS Data Portal.
Social Determinants (SVI)
Every community must prepare for and respond to hazardous events, whether a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or disease outbreak, or a human‐made event, such as a harmful chemical spill. The NH EPHT Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) is a web-based tool that allows users to examine which communities may be most vulnerable to external stressors due to factors such as poverty, lack of access to transportation or disability.
Social Vulnerability Index: An Emergency Response Tool