About

Improving Health, Preventing Disease, Reducing Costs for All

Background

NHPHA was established in 1990, and then incorporated in 1992 as a 501c(3) private, not-for-profit organization. In January 2004, the organization declared 501c(3)(h) status. The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA):
  • brings together people interested in public health, and provides a forum for the exchange of public health information;
  • speaks on public health issues with a voice that is manifestly separate and distinct from the State Government;
  • aids in identifying public health problems within the State;
  • informs the citizenry of changes needed in the laws and government in order to improve public health;
  • educates members of the New Hampshire legislature, executive branch, courts, cities and towns, federal government and others on matters pertaining to public health;
  • promotes education in the public health field.

Mission

The mission of NH Public Health Association is to help strengthen the state's public health system to improve health, prevent disease, and reduce costs for all. 

Values

We embrace the following value statements:

  • Public health's central focus is on the health of the population and the environment, ensuring healthy people in healthy communities.
  • Public health programs and policies must be evidence-based.
  • Public health's primary focus is on health promotion and disease and injury prevention.
  • Public health recognizes the social and biological determinants of health, and the right of all people to optimum health.
  • The public's health requires the ongoing collaboration of public and private entities, interdisciplinary teams, and the involvment of all segments of the public.

Members Come From Such Areas as:

  • Public Health Practice and Program Management
  • Behavioral Sciences/Health Education
  • Health Services Administration
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition and Food Safety
  • Biomedical & Laboratory Practice
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • International and Global Health
  • Policy Makers and Private Citizens who care about New Hampshire's health