President's Message

Hello! What an exciting time to step into the role of President of NHPHA. Just around the corner on November 15th is the Team Up, Take Action Conference. This year we are collaborating with the Vermont Public Health Association and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to create a fabulous event focused on the theme of Partnering for Health Equity. Come to cultivate new ideas to advance health equity and network with colleagues within and across state boundaries. Bookending the impressive set of breakout session speakers will be keynotes James Weinstein, D.O., who chaired the Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States for the National Academy of Sciences M.S., and Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., past APHA President and powerhouse speaker who shares simple allegories to grow understanding about the many layers and nuances of racism, societal inequities and the impact on our communities. Register now and get ready to be blown away.

The topic of advancing health equity is near and dear to the core of why I became a public health profession. Throughout my career I have sought opportunities to contribute towards creating physically, mentally, socially, environmentally and economically thriving communities. I truly believe as Paul Wellstone once said, “We all do better when we all do better.” I am passionate about the work of public health - research and action based on the science of what works.

Thank you for the warm welcome I have received to date in my new role as President. Katie Robert left an incredible legacy that deserves all our efforts to sustain and grow. I look forward to partnering with you to expand the impact of NHPHA on ourselves, our organizations, our profession, and the health of every New Hampshire resident.

-Rebecca
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