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.
Are you passionate about the health and wellness of the Seacoast Region? We're looking to add more members to our Advisory Council here at the Seacoast Public Health Network. Advisory Council's often serve as a community sounding board and think tank, both listening to progress, challenges, and successes as well as providing input, ideas, counsel, and perspective.
The PHAC Board meets on a quarterly basis. The following work groups meet on a regular basis: Prevention, Heart Disease/Stroke Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Continuum of Care/Substance Misuse Prevention, and the Tick Safe Practices Workgroup.