The role of the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) is to advise the Public Health Network by identifying regional public health priorities based on assessments of community health; guiding the implementation of programs, practices and policies that are evidence-based to meet improved health outcomes; and advancing the coordination of services among partners.
The purpose of the PHAC is to perform the following functions:
Identify and prioritize regional community and public health needs.
Encourage the development and coordination of appropriate community and public health services and programs.
Encourage, promote, and support community engagement on public health issues.
Advise the Seacoast Public Health Network members on all major policy matters concerning the nature, scope, and extent of community and public health concerns and responses.
The PHAC Board meets on a quarterly basis. The following work groups meet on a regular basis: Healthy Living, Falls Prevention, Heart Disease/Stroke Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, and Continuum of Care/Substance Misuse Prevention.
Contact Mary Cook for more information on the Public Health Advisory Council or to become a member.