The South Central Public Health Network works closely with Granite United Way and other local health and human service partners to lead specific regional public health initiatives. Federal, state, and private grants are directed to the region to support community health planning, public health emergency preparedness, and substance misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Granite United Way Granite United Way provides leadership for fiscal management of the South Central Public Health Network and evaluation of public health initiatives in the region. In addition, the organization supports direct coordination with diverse community sectors to not only identify current trends in substance misuse by youth and adults but to work to implement evidence-based strategies to address them through prevention and intervention, treatment and recovery options identified through the Continuum of Care.
Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income, and health. An experienced and trusted organization, Granite United Way works to address the most pressing needs in our communities by leveraging resources from over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors, and thousands of volunteers each year.
As the host agency for the South Central Public Health Network, Granite United Way convenes, coordinates, and facilitates a network of partner agencies to address regional public health needs. Granite United Way coordinates the Substance Prevention Misuse and Continuum of Care scope of work and subcontracts with local partners to support the leadership of other public health network initiatives in the region.
Greater Derry Community Health Services provides leadership for community health planning initiatives in the region.
Community Health Services is a non-profit organization working to meet the health access needs of vulnerable residents in Derry and the surrounding communities. With over two decades of experience, Community Health Services supports individuals to navigate access to direct care services, as well as to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid in New Hampshire.
Community Health Services convenes stakeholders from diverse community sectors to form the regional Public Health Advisory Council. The Advisory Council provides the Public Health Network with strategic guidance on implementation and evaluation of all public health initiatives. Additionally, Community Health Services and the Advisory Council identify health improvement priorities for the region and coordinate with partner agencies to support policy and program development to improve health outcomes.
Parkland Medical Center provides leadership for public health emergency preparedness initiatives in the region.
Parkland Medical Center is a regional acute care hospital located in Derry. Established in 1983, the hospital has become a leader in providing high quality healthcare services to its patients and is consistently recognized for exceeding state and national standards for healthcare quality measures.
Parkland Medical Center coordinates with local emergency responders in the region to plan for public health emergencies, such as infectious disease outbreaks, acts of bioterrorism, and medical needs following weather events. Additionally, Parkland Medical Center supports emergency preparedness training for responders and volunteers and conducts exercises to evaluate and improve regional response plans.
The Upper Room provides leadership for young adult strategies around substance misuse prevention.
The Upper Room is a non-profit Family Resource Center, committed to the development of strong individuals and families in Southern New Hampshire and beyond. The Upper Room employs a team of dedicated professionals who are actively working to improve the family life of the citizens of Derry and surrounding communities in a way that is unique to any place in New Hampshire
Serving individuals, families and our community through our mission, The Upper Room improves the lives of families and children by strengthening them through education, services and resources needed to live healthy, self-sufficient lives.