Public Health & Community Services

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Who We Are

The Division of Public Health and Community Services serves as the chief public health strategist for the the City of Nashua and surrounding Greater Nashua Region. We are the first accredited Health Department in New Hampshire. All of the Departments within the Division offer services that directly impact the health, social, and economic well-being of the residents of the City of Nashua and the surrounding Greater Nashua Region.

Our Mission

To promote, protect and preserve the health and well being of the Greater Nashua Region   through leadership and community collaboration.  

Our Vision

To have an informed, safe, healthy and resilient community where all people can thrive and prosper.  

Topic of the Month
Events and Trainings
Emergency Preparedness
Food Licensing
Substance Misuse
Syringe Service Alliance of the Nashua Area
Temporary Emergency Assistance Welfare Department
Tickborne Illnesses

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VeoRide Scooter Safety 

How to Ride like a Pro - Follow these tips to ride like a pro VeoRider. For more information on staying safe while riding visit the VeoRide website. Remember, riders must be 18 years of age to rent a scooter.

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Hepatitis A on the Rise - Protect Yourself with Vaccination 

Hepatitis A infection is a vaccine-preventable viral infection that infects the liver. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is contagious and is transmitted when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. 

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and jaundice. The infection causes inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), and severe infections can result in liver failure and even death.

How Can I get Hep A? 

The virus that causes hepatitis A is contagious and anyone can get it; however, people at highest risk of contracting the virus are:

  • people with direct contact with someone with hepatitis A
  • people using injection or non-injection recreational drugs, including marijuana. 
  • people experiencing homelessness or with unstable housing (e.g. “couch surfing”)
  • gay and bisexual men 
  • people with ongoing, close contact with high-risk individuals
  • people with recent jail or prison stay

Help prevent the spread:

  • Wash your hands frequently - especially after bathroom use or before food preparation.
  • Avoid sex with someone who has Hepatitis A infection.
  • Don't share personal items, food, drinks, or smoking/drug devices with others.
  • Get vaccinated

Materials for sharing 

Hepatitis A Brochure - Greater Nashua Region 

Hepatitis A 8x10 Flyer  

Hepatitis A and Food Worker Safety Fact Sheet 

Division Departments

Community Services Department

The Community Services Department encompasses cross-departmental projects and provides regional public health services.

Community Health Department

The Community Health Department provides services that protect the public's health by ensuring that individuals are tested, treated or provided vaccinations that protect the entire community from communicable disease.

Environmental Health Department

The Environmental Health Department protects the health of the public by defining, eliminating, controlling and managing environmental hazards. This is accomplished through the enforcement of laws and ordinances that protect the public from harmful environmental factors, often in collaboration with other City or State partners.

Welfare Department

The Welfare Department provides interim assistance for income eligible residents. Assistance is available with rent, food, utilities and medications.