The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is the Chief Public Health Strategist for the Greater Nashua Public Health Region (GNPHR), and the first accredited health department in New Hampshire (NH). We provide a range of direct services and engage a variety of partners on strategic initiatives to ensure the health and well being of every member of our community.
To promote, protect, and preserve the health and well being of the Greater Nashua Public Health Region through leadership and community collaboration.
To have an informed, safe, healthy, and resilient community where all people can thrive and prosper.
As Chief Public Health Strategists, we subscribe to the following:
We are a trusted source providing essential public health services and credible messaging to ensure a resilient community where all people can thrive and prosper.
We work collaboratively with our community and partners to develop and implement public health priorities and initiatives that are quality-focused and data-driven.
We are a committed workforce that continually improves our professional skill set and capabilities to respond effectively to emerging public health challenges and the ever-changing landscape.
We are committed to instituting a culturally informed environment, using an equity lens, that supports the inclusion and openness to a diversity of values, beliefs, and traditions.
We are located on unceded and occupied land called N’dakinna, the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook, and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. The word Nashua or Niswa-ok in the Abenaki language, means place of two rivers. We acknowledge and honor these People who have been stewards of this land and water for hundreds of generations.