Public Health & Community Services

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                                          Who We Are

The Division of Public Health and Community Services is the public health entity for the City of Nashua. It is 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 communities.

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

Syringe Services Alliance of the Nashua Area Begins!

DPHCS, along with community partners, is very excited to start this valuable initiative in the Nashua Region. A Syringe Services Program (SSP) is a community-based public health program that provides comprehensive harm reduction services. 

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Announcements / Resources 

Flu season is upon us!

West Nile Virus and EEE Fact Sheets  

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet 

Carbon Monoxide Safety 

NH is Experiencing an Outbreak of Gonorrhea

Norovirus Illness: Key Facts

Healthy People 2020

Want to know more about health disparities? The Office of Disease and Prevention and Health Promotion created an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that when addressed will help reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses. The widget provides charts and graphs of disparities data at your fingertips.

Click the image below and use the widget to browse data by: 

•Disparity type—including disability, education, income, location, race and ethnicity, and sex)
•Leading Health Indicator


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Division Departments

Community Services Department

The Community Services Department encompasses cross-departmental projects and provides regional public health services.
Within this department are the following programs/projects:

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 emergency assistance for income eligible residents. Assistance is available with rent, food, utilities and medications.

Services provided at the Division of Public Health and Community Services are provided regardless of race, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation.