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

   Health Equity for People with Disabilities

   Integrated Health Care

   Mental Health

   Oral Health

   NH's Aging Population and Public Health

Preventing Epidemics and the Spread of Disease

    Disease Management

    Food System and Public Health

    Infectious Diseases

    Monitoring Health Status

    Occupational Health

Preventing Injuries

    Unintentional Injury


    Gun Safety

Promoting and Encouraging Healthy Behaviors

    Alcohol and Other Drugs


    Health Education and Promotion   

    Overweight and Obesity Prevention

    Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Substance Use Disorders and Substance Misuse

    Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Protecting against Environmental Hazards

    Air, Water, and Land

    Indoor and Outdoor Built Environment 

Responding to Disaster and Assisting Communities in Recovery

           Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

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