BELKNAP AND MERRIMACK COUNTIES Rank #7 and #4 healthiest in New Hampshire

Posted Wed, Apr 05 at 12:00am

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BELKNAP AND MERRIMACK COUNTIES Rank #7 and #4 healthiest in New Hampshire, respectively in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 8th Annual County Health Rankings
  
Laconia, NH – Belknap* and Merrimack* Counties Rank #7 and #4 healthiest in New Hampshire, respectively according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings, recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of  Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The County Health Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. 

“Health outcomes and health risks are highly influenced by age and the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play,” said Shelley Carita, Executive Director, Partnership for Public Health.

The Partnership for Public Health and the Winnipesaukee Public Health Council is working with regional partners to address health outcomes, health factors, policies and programs identified by the Rankings and the Winnipesaukee Region’s Health Improvement Plan. Priorities of the Winnipesaukee Public Health Region include:
Preparing for emergencies, including planning and exercising to quickly distribute medications to residents;
Impacting substance misuse by implementing evidence-based prevention programs;
Facilitating the development of a robust regional substance use continuum of care; and 
Improving the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers

For information about the Partnership for Public Health and the Winnipesaukee Public Health Council, visit www.pphnh.org.
 
*The Winnipesaukee Public Health Region includes the following municipalities:  (Belknap County: Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, Laconia, New Hampton, Sanbornton and Tilton), and Merrimack County: Danbury, Franklin, Hill and Northfield).

To learn more about the County Health Rankings 2017 findings, go to countyhealthrankings.org. 
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