Nashua Celebrates National Public Health Week,
Hosts Greater Nashua Public Health 2016 Annual Meeting
Nashua, NH – March 30, 2016 – Throughout the year, the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) collaborates with dozens of community partners to keep our community healthy and safe. During National Public Health Week 2016 (April 4-9th), DPHCS and partners hope to shine a light on the impact public health has on our day-to-day lives and how all types of organizations can connect to improve health. Events have been scheduled for every day during Public Health Week, providing opportunities for people of all ages to learn more about improving their health and the health of their community.
Please help us kick off this exciting week of activities by joining us at noontime, in front of City Hall, on Monday April 4th for a walk from City Hall to the river and back with Mayor Jim Donchess.
On Tuesday April 5th from 8:30am-3pm, the Greater Nashua Public Health Advisory Council 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at Rivier University. Annual meeting attendees will be welcomed by Sister Paula Buley, President of Rivier University, and Jim Donchess, Mayor of the City of Nashua. Opening remarks will focus on the role of the Public Health Network System in NH by Marcella Bobinsky, Acting Director, NH DHHS, Division of Public Health Services, and an update on the opioid crisis in NH and the State’s comprehensive approach to addressing substance misuse by Joe Harding, Director, NH DHHS, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. The keynote speaker, Sandi Coyle, Director of Recovery Services at Fedcap, will focus on substance use disorder recovery and the community. Additional topics addressed during this conference include climate change impacts on health, intersections between community planning and public health, and school-based health initiatives. The Annual Meeting will conclude with a Community Conversation, facilitated by NH Listens, about community collaborations that impact early childhood environments. The event is open to the public but registration is required. To register for the GNPH Advisory Council 2016 Annual Meeting, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GNPHAM2016 or call Patty Crooker at (603) 589-4507. Sponsors of this year’s Annual Meeting include Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua and the United Way of Greater Nashua.
For a full listing of Nashua’s National Public Health Week events, visit NashuaNH.gov . To learn more about public health and how other cities are celebrating across the nation, visit http://www.nphw.org/. For more information about the week’s activities and events call the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, 603-589-4560.