NHPHA Events

For more information about any event listed, contact Jess Barnett at [email protected] or click registration links if currently available. This page will be updated frequently.

Upcoming Events

Public Health Mentoring Program 2020-2021

When: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Details: For more information about the program, click here.

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

To register, please click here.

Team Up, Take Action Fall Forum: The Impact of COVID-19 in New Hampshire and Vermont: Forging New Partnerships to Improve Health Equity

When: November 10, 17, and 19, 2020

Details: This is the fifth year collaborating with partners from Dartmouth-Hitchcock and fourth year with the Vermont Public Health Association to present the Team Up, Take Action conference to focus on health topics of critical importance to the communities of New Hampshire and Vermont. This event is a unique collaboration between health systems, community partners, and public health professionals. The 2020 Team Up, Take Action Fall Forum, The Impact of COVID-19 in New Hampshire and Vermont: Forging New Partnerships to Improve Health Equity, will take place virtually during the mornings of November 10, 17, and 19 with a special focus area each day related to COVID and equity issues. 

Conference Outline

Day 1: Health and Healthcare: Health Haves, Health Nots in a Time of COVID-19Keynote speaker: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean, Boston University School of Public Health

Panel: Health Haves and Have Nots During COVID-19 in NH and VT

Breakout Session #1: Equity in COVID-19 Prevention

Breakout Session #2: Equity in Data: Does Data Collection Perpetuate Disparities?

Day 2: COVID-19: Impacts on Jobs and the EconomyKeynote speaker: Jessica Santos, PhD, Director of Community Engaged Research, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University

Panel: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and State Responses

Breakout Session #1: Creating Virtual Learning Communities to Support Workplace Health during COVID-19

Breakout Session #2: Creative Community Responses to Employee Childcare Challenges

Day 3: Food and Housing Insecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: Old Problems, New OpportunitiesKeynote speaker: Kerri Lowrey, MPH, JD, Deputy Director for the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Panel: States Stepping Up to Address Housing and Food Insecurity: NH and VT: Approaches during the Pandemic

Breakout Session #1: Closer to Home: Local Initiatives to Keep Families in Safe and Secure Housing as the Pandemic Progresses

Breakout Session #2: Keeping Food on the Table: Community Collaborations to Meet COVID-19 Food Insecurity Challenges

Schedule of Events:

Introduction/welcome/technology overview (presented by sponsor): 9:00 - 9:15

Keynote: 9:15 - 9:45

Questions: 9:45 - 10:00

Panel: 10:00 - 10:45 (including Q & A)

Break: 10:45 - 11:00

Breakout Sessions: 11:00 - 11:45

CME and CEU Information

Nurses: Southern NH AHEC is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.75 contact hours (2.25 per session). Activity Number: 1351

Physicians: The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For all other health professionals: 6.75 hours (2.25 per session)

NHPHA regrets that it cannot offer refunds for this event.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year's conference, please click here.

To register, please click here.

Change Management

When: TBD

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.

Past Events

Public Health Mentoring Program 2019-2020

When: Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Details: For more information about the program, click here.

Food Insecurity Webinar

When: March 19, 1-2:30 p.m.


To view the slides from this webinar, please click here. You can watch and listen to the recording here.

Public Health Career Webinar

When: April 1, 3:30-5 p.m.


The slides from this webinar are here. The recording is available here.

NHPHA Open House

When: December 6, 2019, 5-7:30 p.m.

We had a great time at our open house this year! Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks go to Ashley Wilder for providing a cookie decorating station for the kids in attendance (and some of the adults!).

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

Lobbying & Advocacy 2019 flyer sponsored by NHPHA, New Futures, and Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Public Health Mentoring Program 2019-2020 Program Kick-Off

October 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH

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. 


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

October 2, 2019, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., at Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH

Jose Montero and Team Up, Take Action plannersNHPHA 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.

Persuasive Public Health Messaging Follow-Up Videoconference

September 18, 2019, online

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

June 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord

This event was 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 was specifically designed for regional public networks to learn to apply systems thinking to address social determinants of health in their communities. Networks were encouraged to attend in teams of at least 3 community members and focus on a social determinant that was a priority for them (transportation, food insecurity, homelessness, education, etc.).

Expert trainer Julia Ross (principle at Ross & Co.) shared 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 had time to work together to have these conversations with coaching from Julia.

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

June 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., online and/or at NHPHA, 4 Park St., Suite 403, Concord

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.

NHPHA Annual Meeting

April 9, 2019, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH

NHPHA members and public health colleagues met for the annual meeting, scheduled to coincide with National Public Health Week. The meeting featured a student skills building session, peer/professional networking, student posters, and recognition of outstanding public health partners and professionals during the annual awards ceremony. Cassie Yackley, PsyD, PLLC, was the keynote speaker. This was the first year we held a silent auction in conjunction with the annual meeting, and the event was a success, raising money for the NHPHA Public Health Mentor Program!

Training: Persuasive Public Health Messaging Workshop

March 2019, Audubon Center, Concord, NH

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

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? Participants learned 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.

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" were 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, participants learned 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. They also heard 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. There was a discussion of how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group has been working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020.

Click here to view the webinar.