Public Health Matters

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The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is on TV! Our goal is to educate the community on a variety of public health topics and provide the latest updates on programs and services. Check out the recorded episodes below.

Season 2

  • Episode 8: October 22, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Katie Hatcher, Public Health Nurse at the Nashua DPHCS, and Carrie Schena, Urban Programs Manager at the City of Nashua Community Development Department, about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.
  • Episode 7: October 8, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Russell Schaechtle and Casey Caster of The Youth Council New Hampshire and  Lisa Vasquez, Behavioral Health Specialist with the Nashua DPHCS, about Red Ribbon Week.
  • Episode 6: September 24, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Jessica Parnell, Director at Revive Recovery in Nashua, about National Recovery Month. Jane is also joined by Kathy Farland, Executive Director at Stepping Stones in Nashua.
  • Episode 5: September 10, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Vanessa Palange, Community Outreach Coordinator at the New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management, about National Preparedness Month.
  • Episode 4: August 27, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Patricia Stansfield and Brenda Bagshaw of the Greater Nashua Widow and Widower Social Support Group.
  • Episode 3: August 11, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman discusses back to school plans with Garth McKinney, Superintendent of the Nashua School District.
  • Episode 2: July 30, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Jeana Lopez-Carrasco, Head Nurse for the Nashua School District, about immunizations for children as they head back to school. Jane is also joined by Bobbie D. Bagley, Director of the Nashua DPHCS, about the latest information on COVID-19.
  • Episode 1: July 16, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Dr. Trinidad Tellez, Health Equity Strategist, about health equity and what's happening in our State of New Hampshire.

Season 1

  • Episode 32: June 18, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Dave Perault from Nashua Fire Rescue's Fire Marshal's Office about summertime fire safety.
  • Episode 31: June 4, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Rachel Maccini, Entomologist with the UNH Extension Program, about ticks and how to protect yourself and your pets from tick borne illnesses.
  • Episode 30: May 21, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Sharon Vuppula, MD, a Pediatric Specialist at St. Joseph Hospital to answer questions about vaccinating adolescents. Jane also speaks with Joe Bernard about his experience with COVID-19.
  • Episode 29: May 7, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Nashua Prevention Coalition, Director of Strategy, Janet Valuk. Jane also speaks with DPHCS Community Health Worker, Nelly Gachohu.
  • Episode 28: April 23, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS Behavioral Health Strategist, Lisa Vasquez, about Drug Take Back Day Alcohol Awareness Month. Jane also speaks with DPHCS Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Michael Apollo, about emergency preparedness and our COVID-19 response.
  • Episode 27: April 9, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Executive Director of the Greater Nashua Food Council, Jessica Gorhan.
  • Episode 26: March 26, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Program Coordinator of End 68 Hours of Hunger, Jenn Morton.
  • Episode 25: March 12, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with representatives of the United Way of Greater Nashua regarding two community programs. Joslyn Kuchinski tells us about the Smart Start program and Liz Fitzgerald discusses One Greater Nashua.
  • Episode 24: February 26, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman discusses the COVID-19 vaccines with Nashua Board of Health Member, Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum.
  • Episode 23: February 19, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Harbor Care's Dr. Silvia Sironich-Kalkan.
  • Episode 22: February 12, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Harbor Care Nurse Practitioner, Janna Thompson.
  • Episode 21: February 5, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS Epidemiologist, Angela Consentino, about the Greater Nashua Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
  • Episode 20: January 20, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks about programs provided for those who have suffered from abuse with the Education Coordinator for Bridges NH, Amy Jo Muscott.
  • Episode 19: January 15, 2021
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with OB/GYN Doctor at Southern NH Health, Janine Keever.
  • Episode 18: January 8, 2021
    • In the first episode of the new year, Host Jane Goodman speaks with Nashua DPHCS Public Health Nurse, Sascha Potzka, about the expansion of STD/HIV/HCV services in Nashua, along with CEO of Lamprey Health Care, Greg White.
  • Episode 17: December 18, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman presents a COVID-19 update with DPHCS Epidemiologist, Angela Consentino, and then speaks with Nashua Family Physician, Dr. Marie Ramas.
  • Episode 16: December 11, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman discusses increasing COVID-19 numbers with DPHCS Director Bobbie D. Bagley and speaks with Medical Student Daniel O'Connell who is an intern at DPHCS.
  • Episode 15: December 4, 2020
    • Guest Host Bobbie D. Bagley, Director of the Nashua DPHCS, speaks with Nicole Tsoulakas of ALTRIX Primary Care in Nashua.
  • Episode 14: November 20, 2020
    • Guest Host Lisa Vasquez, DPHCS Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator, provides a COVID-19 update and speaks with Lisa Gringas, Director of Athletics at the Nashua School District.
  • Episode 13: November 13, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS Epidemiologist, Angela Consentino, and DPHCS Deputy Health Officer Rene Beaudoin to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases and how to safely celebrate the holidays with family and friends.
  • Episode 12: October 29, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Mike Conneely, Owner of the Peddler's Daughter in Nashua, and Mike Reinke, Executive Director of the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
  • Episode 11: October 16, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS Epidemiologist, Angela Consentino, about the current COVID-19 status in the City of Nashua. Jane is also joined by Kate Bernier of Greater Nashua Mental Health and Sally Stanton of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.
  • Episode 10: October 9, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Director of the DPHCS Director Bobbie D. Bagley. Jane is also joined by one of our Public Health Nurses, Jennifer Swabowicz, to discuss immunization and flu clinics available for the Greater Nashua community.
  • Episode 9: October 2, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Director of the Arlington Street Community Center, Megan Caron, and CEO of Girls Inc. of NH, Sharron McCarthy.
  • Episode 8: September 18, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with City of Nashua Emergency Management Director, Justin Kates, and Greater Nashua Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer and trainer, John Watkins, during National Preparedness Month.
  • Episode 7: September 11, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Mike Apfelberg, President of the United Way of Greater Nashua, and Pam Davies, Grant Writer for the Nashua School District & City of Nashua, to discuss educational opportunities available to students in Greater Nashua, including the United Way's Learn United program and the Upstart program for 4 year old's headed to Kindergarten in 2021.
  • Episode 6: September 4, 2020
    • It's our 2020 Back to School episode! Host Jane Goodman speaks with Nashua School District Head Nurse Jeana Lopez and Elm Street Middle School Guidance Counselor Donna Smith to discuss the upcoming school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Episode 5: August 21, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Joe Manzoli, Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater Nashua about how the "Y" has been handling the pandemic and about their new Educational Academy to help parents and remote learners.
  • Episode 4: August 14, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with Gail Moriarty and Jim Larson about the upcoming Nashua International Sculpture Symposium and how COVID-19 has changed the 13th annual event.
  • Episode 3: August 7, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS Director Bobbie D. Bagley on the latest COVID-19 updates and actions that our community can take to keep our community healthy. Also featured is Nicole Viau, DPHCS Health Promotion and Communication Specialist, to discuss the Division's community health survey and Heidi Peek, DPHCS Health Officer, to talk about her role during the COVID-19 response and educate the community about preventing tick-borne illness this summer.
  • Episode 2: July 24, 2020
    • Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS Director Bobbie D. Bagley regarding her involvement with the Governor's Equity Response Team and DPHCS Public Health Nurse Flavia Martin regarding her role during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Episode 1: July 17, 2020
    • Our first episode! Host Jane Goodman speaks with DPHCS staff Bobbie D. Bagley, Director, and Angela Consentino, Epidemiologist, on the latest COVID-19 updates and regional response efforts.