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Oct. 12 Listening Session to focus on North Country health and service needs

Community event hosted by North Country Health Consortium and Endowment for Health

Whitefield, NH – The North Country Health Consortium and the Endowment for Health will host a listening session on October 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. to share data on health-service needs in the North Country.  Area agencies, service providers and members of the general public are encouraged to attend.  The event will take place at the White Mountains Regional High School Auditorium, 127 Regional Road in Whitefield.

“Data from regional needs assessments underscore the specific gaps and opportunities where health and support services can be enhanced,” said Martha McLeod, Executive Director of the North Country Health Consortium and keynote presenter at the October 12 event.  “We will discuss the overarching trends and then hear from several experts on what they’re seeing in their communities, especially related to mental health, oral health, chronic disease and substance use,” she added.

Panelists will include:

  • Dennis MacKay, Northern Human Services;
  • Dr. Jeremy Draper, Molar Express;
  • Dr. Glenn Adams, Weeks Medical Center; and
  • Kelly Renaud, White Mountains Regional High School

Ample time will be allotted for audience participation and dialogue. 

Please RSVP to:  Kate McCosham, 837-2519 x231,   kmccosham@nchcnh.org

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The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a rural health network, created in 1997, as a vehicle for addressing common issues through collaboration among health and human service providers serving Northern New Hampshire. NCHC is engaged in activities for solving common problems and facilitating regional solutions, creating and facilitating services and programs to improve population health status, health professional training, continuing education and management services to encourage sustainability of the health care infrastructure, increasing capacity for local public health essential services, and increasing access to health care for underserved and uninsured residents of Northern New Hampshire.

The Endowment for Health was established in 1999.  Since 2001, the Endowment has awarded more than 700 grants totaling $30 million to support a wide range of health-related programs and projects in New Hampshire.  For more information, visit www.endowmentforhealth.org

Media Contact:  Karen Ager, 228-2448, kager@endowmentforhealth.org

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