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Environmental Tracking video from WMUR
Environmental Tracking video from WMUR

Welcome

Official website of New Hampshire Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

How clean is New Hampshire’s air? What health problems could be linked to the water we drink? What relationships may exist between environmental exposures and cancer?

New Hampshire’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program will help policymakers, health professionals, scientists, researchers and others to:

  • Advance research on possible linkages between environmental hazards and disease;
  • Monitor information about environmental hazards and disease trends;
  • Track advances in health status and environmental improvements; and
  • Use data to develop, implement, and evaluate regulatory and public health actions to prevent or control environment-related diseases.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, New Hampshire’s Tracking program also links you to comparable information from other states and to national data.

News and Events
Partner Spotlight: University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire (UNH), working with partners on a NOAA-funded study, used the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to support local adaptation planning in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary. UNH and Dr. Paul Kirshen (UMass-Boston) conducted a SV assessment as a springboard for community dialogue and ongoing collaborative adaptation planning to better prepare for flood events. Social vulnerability data is being integrated with dynamic flood and wetland models to provide stakeholders with information about the changes in vulnerability under various future scenarios. Read abstract about the project.

 

Partner Spotlight: HEAL NH
Although New Hampshire (NH) ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation, overall health statistics obscure pockets of neighborhood-level health inequities. For more than a year, the HEAL NH Active Recreation Workgroup conducted an inventory of public park and recreation spaces in ten of New Hampshire’s highest need communities. These communities were identified by location (urban and rural settings) and certain socio-economic and health indicators using the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). Active recreation areas were then mapped for each community and visual data analysis was conducted using Geographic Information Science (GIS). The inventory is the first phase of work being done by the Active Recreation Workgroup to help increase equitable access to indoor and outdoor recreation facilities throughout the Granite State. Read the full report, Recreation Access in NH Communities  pdf file.

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New Hampshire Environmental Public
Health Tracking Program
NH Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4988  |  (800) 852-3345 ext.4988