The South Central Public Health Network is one of 13 regional networks working to protect and improve public health in New Hampshire.
The Public Health Network brings together diverse community sectors to organize and coordinate public health initiatives across the 10 communities in the South Central Public Health Region. These initiatives are funded by federal, state, and private grants to the Public Health Network.
In 2015, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services selected Granite United Way as the fiscal sponsor for the South Central Public Health Network. Granite United Way contracts with local partner agencies to implement these public health initiatives and to build capacity to sustain public health services in the region. Partner agencies were selected for their subject matter expertise in public health, healthcare, and behavioral health services, as well as for their experience with community engagement and collaboration.
Public health is any initiative that protects and improves the health of the community, including initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent injuries, and control infectious diseases.
The South Central Public Health Network has a vision of a region with the healthiest and safest communities in New Hampshire. Our mission is to collaborate with partner agencies to identify public health priorities and to implement solutions that improve health and safety in our communities.