Partners in Community: Data and Tools


  • Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion
    Winnipesaukee Public Health Region
    What we know about health behaviors of high school-aged youth in our communities based on data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • 2011 Community Data Profile

    The first step in beginning to address such a complex disease is to deconstruct the
    stigmatization through the construction of a comprehensive assessment of the scope and severity of
    substance use and abuse, its contributing and mediating factors, and its consequences. Enclosed
    within these pages is the framework of a data profile of the southeastern area of the state that is
    served by the Lakes Region-Mount Washington Valley Region.
  • Call to Action: Responding to NH's Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

    The most telling indicator of New Hampshire epidemic is the steady increase in total drug-related deaths since 2000, with the majority of the increase attributable to prescription drug overdose. The number of drug-related overdose deaths in the state increased substantially between 2002 and 2010, more than doubling from 80 deaths to 174 over the eight year period. Prescription opioids are the most prevalent drug of abuse leading to death.
  • Collective Action-Collective Impact: NH's State Strategy for Reducing the Misue of Alcohol and Other Drugs 2013-2017

    The strategic planning process that resulted in Collective Action – Collective Impact further demonstrates the individual and collective commitment of the Commission to serving the state and its citizens with a dedication to expanding leadership, financial resourcing, public education, training and professional development, data utilization, and effective approaches. The state plan ensures that the state and communities will not rest on their past accomplishments but will continue to press for more action to bring New Hampshire’s high rates of alcohol and other drug misuse down, to fight stigma, to support vulnerable populations, and to have a positive, measurable impact on such a far-reaching, costly public health and safety issue.
  • FFY 2011 SYNAR Compliance Check Results: State and Regional
    In recent years RVR rates for New Hampshire have varied between 11 and 13 %. Last year’s revealed a RVR of 15%, higher than in past years. We feel a major reason for the increase last year was largely due to the extended period over which the checks were conducted. This did not allow merchants to give each other a "heads up" to each other that inspectors were in the field, as had happened in the past.
  • Issue Brief: Young Adults Substance Use in NH

    NH's strategy for reducing the misuse of alcohol and other drugs and promoting recovery 2013-2017.
         What we know; Why it matters; What can we do;
         Where to find out more
  • NH BDAS Resource Guide

    A resource guide for substance abuse prevention and treatment services in New Hampshire.
  • NH Higher Education ATOD Survey Report
    The New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol and Other Drug (NHHEAOD) Committee is

    comprised of representatives from higher education institutions across the state of New Hampshire. Members meet monthly to discuss important issues and develop action plans related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use on college campuses in the state.
  • NH's profile of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health (2011)
    Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and abuse are among the most pervasive, disruptive and costly health issues in today’s society.
  • NH's Substance Misuse Epidemic: How It Impacts Your Community

    Linda Saunders Paquette, Executive Director of New Futures, presentation given at the LRPPH Annual Meeting September 26, 2013.  NH has a drug and alcohol epidemic.
  • NH Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2013

    The 2013 Annual Suicide Prevention Report, which includes a summary of accomplishments and data, is the result of the collaborative work of many groups, committees and organizations in NH who have dedicated time and resources to study the issue of suicide and to look at prevention and post vention across the lifespan.
  • NH's System for Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts and Services

    The prevention of alcohol and other drug misuse is a high priority in NH with many partners, stakeholders, and investors supporting community-based efforts to prevent substance misuse. The NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services is the state's leader in mnay of these efforts and manages funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant to support prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support services.
  • A Police Department's Guide to Becoming a Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box Site
    2014 guide for police departments to establish permanent drop boxes with rules and authorization procedure per RSA 318-E:1; PART Jus 1603 (Adopted 8/15/12)
  • State Suicide Prevention Plan 2013

    This Plan will help to guide and focus the efforts of the Suicide Prevention Council in addressing the tragedy and burden of suicide across New Hampshire.
  • Top 5 These top five actions were derived from Collective Action, Collective Impact New Hampshire’s Strategy for Reducing the Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Promoting Recovery.

The Partners is Community Wellness staff has taken efforts to ensure that all of the data presented above is accurate. We hope that you find these reports useful to help better understand substance abuse and other community issues in our region. To maintain the highest standards of integrity, we ask that any use of this data cite the appropriate source and be used in the context in which it was intended. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the information presented above, we strongly encourage you to contact Kelley Gaspa, Director of Prevention & Intervention Programs, at

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