Policy Positions

New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) adopts policy positions related to the critical functions of public health. These Policy Positions are designed to inform the public of critical areas that require public health attention. (click on title to review policy)

An important article to reference when discussing health and policies is: Health in all Policies

Assuring the Quality and Accessibility of Health Services

    Access to Appropriate Health Care and Social Services

    Child Health and Safety

    Integrated Health Care

    Mental Health

    Oral Health

    NH's Aging Population and Public Health

    Public Health Infrastructure

    Public Health and Social Justice

    Public Health and Climate Change

Preventing Epidemics and the Spread of Disease

    Disease Management

    Food Safety and Defense

    Infectious Diseases

    Monitoring Health Status

    Occupational Health

Preventing Injuries

    Unintentional Injury


Promoting and Encouraging Healthy Behaviors

    Alcohol and Other Drugs

    Health Education and Promotion   

    Overweight and Obesity Prevention

    Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Smoking and Tobacco Products

Protecting against Environmental Hazards

    Air, Water and Land

    Indoor and Outdoor Built Environment 

Responding to Disaster and Assisting Communities in Recovery

     Public Health Preparedness, Planning, and Response

NHPHA Op Eds and Letters to the Editor 2015:

Op Ed - My Turn, Budget Ignores Needs of Rural Communities

Letter to the Editor - NHPHA Urges Budget Negotiations