Who we are
In July 2013, the State of New Hampshire established 13 Regional Public Health Networks (RPHN) to align multiple public health priorities into one integrated system. The purpose of the RPHNs is to integrate multiple public health initiatives and services into a common network of community stakeholders, and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of community and public health improvement activities.
Our mission to our community is to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for all individuals in Strafford County.
The Strafford County Public Health Network is based out of Goodwin Community Health and is representative of the following municipalities: Dover, Rochester, Durham, Somersworth, Barrington, Farmington, Milton, Lee, Strafford, New Durham, Rollinsford, Middleton, Madbury, and the University of New Hampshire.
Our vision for our community is of a a vibrant, healthy and productive community that values health and wellness and as a result our citizens thrive and prosper.
What we do
Public Health touches many aspects of day-to-day life in our community. Some examples of projects and topics that Strafford County’s Public Health Network addresses:
- Supporting school systems
- Heart disease and stroke prevention
- Healthy living and physical activity
- Mental health
- Coordinating vaccine clinics
- Substance misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery
- Emergency preparedness
How to get involved
Whether you are a business owner, a parent, youth or anyone interested in improving the communities of Strafford County, we are ready to work with you.
Click here to learn how to get more involved in public health.