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new January 26, 2015 - Governor Hassan Declares State of Emergency Due to Impending Blizzard

Governor Hassan has declared a state of emergency and is closing state government, except for essential public safety, public health and storm-related functions, from midnight, Monday, Jan. 26th through midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 27th. For storm related information, please visit


The Granite State is best prepared for a major infectious disease threat - Read Article

NH DHHS Issues Reminder about Disease Prevention Efforts for Tick Season in New Hampshire - Press Release

Heroin Use in NH Reaching Epidemic Proportions

DHHS - Heroin Use in NH reaching Epidemic Proportions - Read
Heroin in NH: A Dangerous Resurgence - Read
Heroin Fact Sheet - Read or Save

2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Find out how healthy your county is and explore factors that drive your health. - Read



Should I still get vaccinated since flu season has started?

Yes. CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against flu as long as flu viruses are circulating. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and can begin as early as October, and substantial activity can occur as late as May. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that provide protection against the flu.


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After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. Go here

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The Capital Area Public Health Network (CAPHN) is a community health and safety collaborative established in 2004 to identify and solve community health problems and improve local public health emergency preparedness. The CAPHN is based at 24 Horseshoe Pond Lanein Concord and is comprised of coalition community members, as well as organizations, involved in providing for the public's health and safety - the Regional Coordination Council.

The Granite United Way provides coordination, operational support and acts as fiscal agent for the Capital Area Public Health Network. CAPHN's public health activities will be carried out in coordination with the Capital Region Community Prevention Coalition.
In September 2012, our MRC supported the Greater Exeter Public Health Network with their Hepatitis C Point of Dispensing Clinic in Stratham, NH.
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About Network Efforts

Since our inception, the community representatives who comprise the CAPHN network have identified actions, procedures and initiatives that will be undertaken to advise community residents about an impending emergency or pandemic. Your city or town elected officials and emergency responders know about CAPHN and the role CAPHN will play to protect citizens in and around the capital area.

So take a few minutes to look around this website. There are a number of informational items, and more will be added, that are intended to help individuals and families prepare for an emergency. There are also a number of resources that should benefit parents in preparing children for emergencies. Check these out.

About Emergency Preparedness

It’s not easy to think about manmade or natural disasters which could affect you or your family. But your best defense against any hazard is pre-planning and making realistic decisions about what you might have to do. Always apply common sense to any emergency plan.

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Health information access is a basic healthcare need. Literacy, health-literacy, illness, aging, disability and language are all issues that can pose barriers to obtaining basic health information. You can find free health education materials in various languages and in a variety of formats.Check it out!

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Special/Medical Needs - This Emergency Preparedness Planning Form
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Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit

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Capital Area Public Health Network
24 Horseshoe Pond Lane
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 228-2712

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