Summer Kicks Off New Workforce Development Activities

A Note from NHPHA Leadership

Written by Joan Ascheim, Interim Executive Director

It’s that time of year! The kids are out of school, the days are warm and long and New Hampshire is in its glory. But while the kids and teachers are taking a break from books and learning, NHPHA is ramping up its public health workforce development activities and we want to be sure you are in the know. We are so pleased to be funded for the second year as a Community Based Training Partnership from the Boston University New England Public Health Training Center. Here’s a preview of upcoming events!

New Hampshire Public Health Association Public Health Mentor Program

mentor 4NHPHA is launching an exciting new public health mentoring program for 2018-2019. The New Hampshire Public Health Association Public Health Mentor Program is being initiated in response to requests from our members, based on their desire to be better prepared as mentors for emerging public health professionals.

NHPHA’s mentoring program for 2018-2019 is a pilot program. It will begin in September/October and finish in April/May. The program is focused on current public health undergraduate students, public health graduate students, and emerging public health professionals. This program is an opportunity for experienced public health professionals to make a positive impact on the career and professional development of emerging public health professionals. These emerging professionals will have the opportunity to network and explore a variety of public health careers to learn more about the industry.

We are looking for a few enthusiastic mentors to join the program and share their talents and expertise. More details on the program have been sent through our listserve to all members. Should you want more information, please contact our Workforce Development Coordinator, Emily Goulet at, go to our website or complete an application at

Talking About Public Heath to Diverse Audiences

It’s always a challenge to communicate about the great work we do as public health professionals and to present public health messages to different audiences in ways that make sense. Watch for our announcement for a training on this topic. It will be an interactive session from which participants will take away messaging they can use to better communicate key public health topics important in their communities.

Enhanced Student Internship Stipends

Starting July 1, 2018, we will be able to offer stipends to student interns in the amount of $3,500. Students must be graduate or doctoral students or undergraduate juniors or seniors pursuing degrees in a health professional including: public health, psychology, sociology and social work. Students must be US citizens; non-citizen US nationals or foreign nationals who hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the US. If you know a student who might be interested or have an internship that you want us to share with our academic partners, please let us know. Priority will be given to organizations that are NHPHA members.

We look forward to sharing these and other forthcoming public health workforce development activities.
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