DHHS is responsible for many of the regulatory, programmatic, and financial aspects of NH's health care system and plays a key role in the planning, delivery and financing of health care.
The mission of the Department of Environmental Services is to help sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire.
The Department of Safety enforces motor vehicle and highway safety laws, criminal laws, commercial vehicle regulations, fire safety, building and equipment safety laws and regulations, and boating safety laws and rules. They also provide enhanced 911 emergency communications statewide, and are responsible for homeland safety and emergency management activities.
Improving the Public's Health in New Hampshire, a statewide effort organized by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, now has a website. The website will provide periodic updates on planning and performance improvement efforts and links to related initiatives past and present. Relevant reports, presentations, resources, and tools will be available through the web page. Visit us and bookmark it so you can keep abreast of developments.
EHDIN is a unique web-based tool that allows users to simultaneously view information on both environmental hazards and their health outcomes, such as air pollution and asthma as well as arsentic and bladder cancer in New Hampshire. The data will improve understanding of such hazards and lead to actions that can prevent chronic illnesses.
NHIHPP is a formal alliance between the State of New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services, The University of New Hampshire, and Dartmouth Medical School. It is the mission of the Institute to create new knowledge and a more cost effective community health system through innovation, production, use and dissemination of information.
The official website of NH Government featuring links to the NH Senate and the NH House of Representatives, as well as NH bills, laws and resolutions.
Website for schedule and outcomes of meetings.
A 2002 resolution expressing the fundamental importance of public health to the people of New Hampshire.
Includes the main NH laws pertaining to public health.
NHPHA Policy Makers Luncheon 2012
Kathy Mandeville provides a Public Health and Policy overview of public health legislative priorities.
Download Kathy's presentation PDF here
The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a nonprofit corporation that exists to improve health and health care, and includes New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, clinicians, home care agencies and public policy leaders. It was founded in 1968 by the New Hampshire Hospital Association as an educational and research organization for hospitals.
A science-based, non-advocacy, non-profit organization that was conceived to improve New Hampshire's environmental quality of life defined as the intersection of a healthy environment, healthy people, and a healthy economy.
NH COSH is a non-profit organization working since 1989 to (1)Educate NH workers about occupational hazards and workers' rights, (2)Help workers and unions get legal, technical, and educational services, and (3)Advocate for occupational safety and workers' rights.
The Community Health Institute (CHI) is a non-profit public health consulting and research firm committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities in New Hampshire. We strive to assure the community conditions necessary to support people in their pursuit of health lives. We work with public and private sector clients to build capacity to carry out health improvement initiatives designed to meet community needs. The CHI was established in 1995 by JSI Research and Training Institute (JSI), in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. JSI is the parent organization to CHI.
A marvelous listing of NH health organizations.
The Health Data Inventory (HDI) is an inventory of health data sources and reports. It provides useful information about these sources and links to organizations that manage the data. The HDI is not a warehouse of raw data. The HDI provides information about data sources including: links to the data sets and reports, the dates of the most recent data available, the geographic level of the analysis, and contact information for the office that stewards the data set and/or distributes the report.
NH ParTech is a non-profit organization that develops, markets and supports software tools to improve the delivery of health and human services throughout the State of New Hampshire. NH ParTech represents one hundred health and human service non-profit organizations committed to developing technology to open access, eliminate duplication and coordinate services for families and individuals.
A program focused on creating energy efficient, healthy, and economical K-12 public schools in New Hampshire. Through new school design and construction methods, a high performance school can improve test scores, eliminate indoor air quality programs, reduce asthma triggers, and create buildings that use less than half the energy of a code-built school thus reducing their impact on climate change.
NH Center for Public Policy Studies
Executive DIrector, Steve Norton's presentation on the aging NH population and it's potential effect on NH public health.
Download Steve Norton's presentation PDF here
Municipal Health Departments:
The official site of the City of Manchester Health Department
The official site of the City of Nashua Health Department.
Southern NH AHEC is a community-based organization currently serving Sullivan, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Strafford, Cheshire and Rockingham counties.
Northern NH AHEC promotes excellence in the health care system of northern New Hampshire through support of community and acedemic partnerships for training, continuing education and access to information resources.