NH Health Alert Network
New Hampshire's Health Alert Network is the primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with healthcare partners.
The NH Health Alert Network (NH HAN) is a 24/7/365 comprehensive system for public health emergency notifications and alerts in response to events or incidents of public health significance. It includes a network of individuals and the software and hardware needed to create messages and respond to communications around public health incidents.
The NH-HAN ensures that public health professionals and key response partners can exchange health related information. It provides the situational awareness necessary to respond to events that may have urgent public health consequences.
HAN messages are sent through New Hampshire's primary communication alerting system which rapidly pushes out health alerts via telephone, text message, fax, e-mail and pager. Participants include physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, hospital emergency departments, local health departments, local public health responders, public health volunteers, health officers, etc.
Enrollment in the NH-HAN is open to individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:
- The recipient has a legal obligation to respond to a public health incident.
- A public health incident is occurring in the recipient's jurisdictional area.
- The recipient's participation is essential for completing a public health intervention.
For any questions regarding HAN notifications, please call the NH DHHS, DPHS, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496 during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
- If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, please call the New Hampshire Hospital switchboard at (603) 271-5300 and request the Public Health Professional on-call.
- To change your contact information in the NH Health Alert Network, please send an email to DHHS.Health.Alert@dhhs.nh.gov.