NHPHA Events

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Elizabeth Brochu (Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Youth, Plymouth, NH) presented to the group
during NHPHA's Persuasive Communications Messaging Workshop in March 2019.

For more information about any event listed, contact Jess Barnett at info@nhpha.org or click registration links if currently available. This page will be updated frequently.

Upcoming Events

Public Health Mentoring Program 2019-2020 

When: Fall 2019 through Spring 2020

Details: Calls for mentors for our popular NHPHA Public Health Mentoring Program have gone out, and mentees were recruited in September. All mentors and mentees will attend three training and networking sessions (fall, winter, and spring) with other mentor/mentee pairs and monthly on their own. For more information about the program, click here.


Mentor Program Check-In: January 22, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m.; location TBD; snow date: January 29, 2020

Mentor Program Celebration: May 14, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m.; location TBD

Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for New Hampshire Non-Profit Advocates 

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When: November 13, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location: UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2 White Street, Room 200, Concord, NH

Details: What can you do as a nonprofit or public health official? What are the legal sources of lobbying restrictions? What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying? Learn the answers to these and other sometimes confusing questions through our Lobbying and Advocacy training. 

NHPHA co-host this event with New Futures as well as speaker Kerri McGowan Lowrey from the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Region at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

Register here!

NHPHA Open House

When: December 6, 2019, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Our annual open house is happening again! See the image below for details. There is no need to register; if you're a member, you're welcome to attend!

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Public Health Career Webinar

When: December 2019/January 2020

Details: This webinar is geared toward public health students in the state of New Hampshire. It will explain the public health infrastructure in New Hampshire and feature a variety of public health professionals to describe the types of diverse public health careers that exist within the state. 

Food Insecurity Webinar

When: January 2020

Details: In response to great interest expressed by our members, NHPHA will work with expert partners to present a webinar on the root causes of food insecurity and evidence-based practices that can be used to address this problem. Some of the practices that address food insecurity can also be effective in focusing on the factors contributing to childhood obesity.

Change Management

When: February 2020

Details: Public health professionals need to be able to respond to changing environments and sustain their work in times of challenge and crisis. A workshop is in the planning stages to provide tools for public health professionals to lead and manage change in the current and future public health environment.

NHPHA Annual Meeting

When: April 2020

Details: Join your public health colleagues and friends for the New Hampshire Public Health Association’s annual meeting scheduled to coincide with National Public Health Week. The meeting features a student skills building session, peer/professional networking, student posters, and recognition of outstanding public health partners and professionals during the annual awards ceremony.

Past Events

Public Health Mentoring Program 2019-2020 Program Kick-Off

The second year of the Public Health Mentoring Program kicked off on October 10 at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord. We have 14 mentor-mentee pairs for the 2019-2020 program, including a variety of students, early-career professionals, and people pursuing a career change, all enthusiastic about public health in New Hampshire! During the kick-off event, mentors and mentees had the opportunity to get to know one another, set goals and expectations, and attend a training by Emily Bass that focused on communication and asking thoughtful questions. The program is now in full swing. Mentors and mentees have begun their one-on-one meetings, and many are planning on attending events together. We are looking forward to our check-in event in January!

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Mentors and mentees posed during the mentor program kick-off event.

Team Up, Take Action: A Conference on Partnering to Improve Community Health: Building Bridges between Communities and Healthcare

When: October 2, 2019, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Where: Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH 

Details: NHPHA co-hosted its annual fall forum with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Vermont Public Health Association. Nearly 200 people attended. This provided a public health professional development and networking opportunity for its members. José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS, director of the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the keynote speaker. 

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José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS, this year's Team Up, Take Action keynote speaker, posed with TUTA organizers.

Persuasive Public Health Messaging Follow-Up Videoconference

When: September 18, 2019

Details: In March 2019, NHPHA hosted Michele Levy to present a training on persuasive public health messaging. We reconvened the participants via a video conference to share about their successful work using messages they began crafting at the training. It was geared toward those who participated but was open to all. 

To view the webinar, click here.

Practicum: Systems Thinking Training: Using Systems Thinking to Address the Social Determinants of Health

When: Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord

Details: This event is co-sponsored with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, and the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. This day-long practicum is specifically designed for regional public networks to learn to apply systems thinking to address social determinants of health in their communities. Networks are encouraged to attend in teams of at least 3 community members and focus on a social determinant that is a priority for them (transportation, food insecurity, homelessness, education, etc.).

Expert trainer Julia Ross (principle at Ross & Co.) will share the basics of systems thinking to enable teams to consider the underlying causes that may be standing in the way of making traction on complex issues. Teams will have time to work together to have these conversations with coaching from Julia.

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Participants worked on an exercise given by expert trainer Julia Ross during our systems thinking training.

Fundraiser/Networking Event: Fundraise with NHPHA During NH Gives!

When: Wednesday, June 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: online and/or at NHPHA, 4 Park St., Suite 403, Concord

Details: With volunteers' help, we raised over 66% of our 2019 goal! We spent this official day of 2019 NH Gives reaching out to our individual contacts via email, social media, and phone. Coffee and food were provided. We asked volunteers to participate in a Facebook live event to generate and maintain interest during this important day of giving. All donations this year went toward our workforce development program and its associated activities. We thank everyone who participated and donated for their support and generosity!

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Volunteers came to the NHPHA office for fundraising and pizza on the day of NH Gives 2019. We raised 66% of our goal!

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Training: Persuasive Public Health Messaging Workshop

This practical, hands-on marketing workshop for public health teams was hosted by NHPHA in March 2019 and led by brand strategy expert Michele Levy. The workshop is designed to help teams develop clear, concise, compelling messaging for a specific public health program or project. Crafting your public health message can help in writing to funders, talking with colleagues and explaining your work to decision-makers such as selectman or legislators. Through a combination of presentation, breakout working sessions, and discussion, participating teams draft an elevator pitch, supporting points, and audience messaging for their chosen program or project.


Michele Levy presented to participants during the persuasive messaging workshop.

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Participants were encouraged to share their personal "elevator speeches" with each other at the beginning of the workshop.

Training: Lobbying and Advocacy

What can you do as a nonprofit or public health official? What are the legal sources of lobbying restrictions? What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying? Learn the answers to these and other sometimes confusing questions through our Lobbying and Advocacy training. 

NHPHA co-hosted this event with presenters Kate Frey and Aly McKnight from New Futures as well as speaker Kerri McGowan Lowrey from the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Region at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

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Webinar: Exploring Social Determinants of Health: From Data to Action to Advance Equity: New Hampshire and National Approaches

We know good health goes beyond medical care and is influenced by economic opportunity, affordable housing, and quality education - all factors that communities can transform. These "social determinants of health" are the focus of this webinar from May 2018, using data and evidence from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to learn how to strengthen community efforts to improve health outcomes.

In addition, learn how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health's health partners are mobilizing community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges in order to affect the conditions in which all people can be healthy.

Also hear about Cheshire Medical Center's Prescribe for Health Program that uses provider referrals to Population Health Workers to more effectively connect patients to the community-based supports that will make healthier choices the easier choices, especially for those with chronic disease who are also socio-economically disadvantaged. Hear how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020. 

Click here to view the webinar.