The Seacoast Public Health Network (SPHN) is pleased to share the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) which outlines our public health priorities and goals and objectives for 2019-2022. We greatly appreciate our Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) members, work group members, and community partners who have provided advice and guidance to develop this plan.
Throughout 2018, the SPHN and its PHAC gathered and reviewed data to inform the selection process, interviewed community stakeholders among diverse sectors, and voted on the priorities using an online survey tool. The SPHN CHIP outlines the region’s health priority areas, goals and objectives for the next three years (2019-2022). Our goal is to promote collaboration by all public health partners in order to improve the health of individuals, the community, and the overall State of New Hampshire.
Community Priority Areas: Considering the three mandated priority areas of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Continuum of Care (CoC), and Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP), the top five public health priority areas were combined and organized into the following five priority areas, listed below:
1. Behavioral Health
1.1 Substance Misuse Prevention
1.2 CoC Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
1.3 Mental Health
1.4 Suicide Prevention
2. Public Health Emergency Preparedness
2.1 Medical Reserve Corps
3. Falls Prevention/ Older Adults 4. Family and Social Support (Resiliency) Kinship Care 5. Tickborne Disease