Every three years, the Regional Public Health Networks are assigned with creating Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and selecting the top five health priority areas. Seacoast Public Health Network staff has collected and reviewed data from community stakeholders and public votes using an online survey tool throughout 2018. Our staff members are pleased to share the most recent CHIP which outlines the region’s health priority areas, goals, and objectives for 2019-2022 below. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be extending this CHIP through the next year and will start the new CHIP process after the NH State’s Health Improvement Plan is released to better align regional and state priorities together.
We greatly appreciate our Public Health Advisory Council members, work group members, and community partners who have provided advice and guidance to develop this plan!
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 ____________________________________________ 1 SPHN courtesy photo