Recognition and sincere appreciation go to the many individuals and organizations that participate in and contribute to the NH Asthma Collaborative. These include in particular members of the NH Asthma Steering Committee; working groups for surveillance, healthy environments, and clinical services/disease management; ad hoc planning groups; and New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) colleagues and program partners.

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American Legacy Foundation
The Foundation develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. We want to help all young people reject tobacco, and give everyone access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

American Lung Association of New England
The American Lung Association of the Northeast serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  We are part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health agency in the U.S.

American Lung Association of New Hampshire
Address: 1800 Elm Street, Unit D Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: 603-369-3977
Fax: 603-369-3978
Email: [email protected]

Association of State and Territorial Health Officers
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice.

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Breathe New Hampshire
Through education, advocacy, research, and partnerships, Breathe New Hampshire works to eliminate lung disease and improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) provides a variety of social and long-term supports to adults age 60 and older and to adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who have a chronic illness or disability.

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Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities
The mission of the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities is to work with youth and communities to create a tobacco-free environment.

City of Manchester Health Department
The Manchester Health Department a leading advocate for local public health in New Hampshire and provides the highest level of public health services to the people of Manchester.

City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services
The Mission of the Nashua DPHCS is to promote, protect and preserve the health and well-being of the Greater Nashua Region through leadership and community collaboration. The Vision is to have an informed, safe, healthy and resilient community where all people can thrive and prosper.

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Elliot Health Systems
The Elliot Health System is a non-profit health care system serving NH’s health care needs since 1890.

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New Hampshire Head Start Collaborative
The NH Head Start Collaboration Office fosters collaboration and teamwork among the Head Start community, and state and local public and private partners concerned with pregnant women and families of young children aged birth to five years. To improve long-term outcomes for income-eligible families, the Collaboration Office works closely with the NH Head Start Directors Association.

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Keene Housing Authority
The mission of the Keene Housing Authority is, directly or in collaboration with others, to provide and/or advocate for decent, safe and affordable housing for individuals, families, elderly and disabled persons of low to moderate income within the Monadnock region; and to provide and/or advocate for any and all services and programs that will assist in improving the social and economic welfare of such individuals and families.

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government, responsible for the health, safety and well being of the citizens of New Hampshire. DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse and public health. This is accomplished through partnerships with families, community groups, private providers, other state and local government entities, and many citizens throughout the State who help make New Hampshire a special place in which to live.

New Hampshire Diabetes Education Program
The goal of the NH Diabetes Education Program (NHDEP) is to decrease the number of new cases of diabetes in the state, and to reduce the complications and deaths associated with this disease. It works to achieve this goal primarily by working with health care providers and other public health partners.

New Hampshire Youth Network and The Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
The New Hampshire Youth Network is a program of Breathe New Hampshire that has created a new generation of leaders who engage others in matters that impact breathing: tobacco use, air quality and the environment.

New Hampshire Asthma Control Program
The New Hampshire Asthma Control Program's work focuses on asthma surveillance activities and implementation of the state asthma plan. Asthma Surveillance activities monitor:

  • asthma prevalence;
  • mortality due to asthma;
  • inpatient hospitalization and outpatient emergency department use for asthma;
  • control and management of asthma;
  • asthma risk factors and co-morbidities;
  • environmental factors affecting asthma.

New Hampshire Bureau of Child Care
The Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU) ensures that children attending NH child care programs are in safe and healthy environments and are provided with care, supervision and developmentally appropriate activities that meet each child's physical and emotional needs.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is to help sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

New Hampshire Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is a resource to help address the risk of lead poisoning and other health, safety and energy issues that stem from the home environment. The Program includes the following components:

  • Coordination and oversight of the Statewide Healthy Homes Strategic Action Plan;
  • Facilitator of the "One-Touch" Healthy Homes initiative;
  • Nurse case management for lead poisoned children;
  • Environmental inspections for lead poisoned children;
  • Licensing and certification of lead paint professionals;
  • Statewide monitoring of all reported child and adult blood lead levels;
  • Professional and public education; and
  • Lead poisoning policy and rule development and enforcement.

New Hampshire Partners for Healthy Schools
The NH Partners for Healthy Schools (NHPHS), a diverse group of individuals who are committed to helping school districts improve their indoor and outdoor environments and the health of their students and staff.  NHPHS is funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Asthma Cooperative Agreement, US Environmental Protection Agency Healthy Communities Grant, and the Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions.

New Hampshire Public Health Association
Our goal is to help strengthen the state's public health system to improve health, prevent disease and reduce costs for all. We provide a forum for the exchange of public health information.

New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is a responsive, expert, leadership organization that promotes optimal health and well being for all people in New Hampshire and protects them from illness and injury. DPHS is responsible to serve the public - individuals, families, communities and organizations - by delivering high quality, evidence-based services. DPHS responds promptly to public health threats, inquiries, and emerging issues.

New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and New Hampshire. The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is dedicated to the implementation of a comprehensive program designed to reduce the prevalence and consumption of tobacco use in New Hampshire.
The Program's primary goals are to:

  • prevent NH youth from beginning to use tobacco;
  • eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke;
  • promote quitting tobacco among users;
  • and prioritize efforts to reach those most affected by tobacco.

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Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center
The Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a community-based organization currently serving Sullivan, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Strafford, Cheshire, and Rockingham counties. Our mission is to develop, promote, and coordinate community and academic multi-disciplinary partnerships for health professions education. We focus on under-served communities and provide education for students, practicing health professionals, and members of southern New Hampshire communities.

St. Anselm College
Saint Anselm is a Catholic, Benedictine College providing all its students a distinctive liberal arts education that incorporates opportunities for professional and career preparation. It does so in a learning community that encourages the lifelong pursuit of the truth and fosters intellectual, moral and spiritual growth to sustain and enrich its graduates' personal lives, work, and engagement within local, national, and global communities.

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US Administration on Aging
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

US Department of Labor – OSHA
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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