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Tory Jennison Appointed Interim Executive Director of the New Hampshire Public Health Association

The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) Board has appointed Tory Jennison, PhD, RN, as their new Interim Executive Director.
"I hope to help NHPHA elevate and amplify discussion about critical population and public health systems in NH that impact us all as patients, workers, and people," Dr. Jennison said. "This discussion includes the way we share data and communicate, the way services are organized, delivered and paid for, and the way we measure impact. Ultimately, we all want a NH with policies, laws, and practices that support healthy and resilient communities."
Dr. Jennison brings more than 25 years of experience as a population health and preparedness thought leader and nurse, working for community change. Her recent work includes complex system and population health consultation on strategy, facilitation, program design, and evaluation in a number of essential public health spaces including large-scale, high budget/value, multi-dimensional projects for leaders in Strafford County, NH; the City of Portsmouth, NH; the Michigan Primary Care Association, the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio); and multiple NH public health networks. Dr. Jennison’s eclectic practice areas include population health systems, program design and evaluation; supportive/SUD housing; public health preparedness; emergency management; street medicine; community health assessment and resilience building; and long-term services & supports. 
She has clinical and leadership experience in emergency medicine, FQHC primary care, home care, conflict medicine, public health, data and informatics, research, education, service learning, health technology, and conflict and emergency management up and down the East Coast. She recently spent 5 years as the Director of Population Health for Connections For Health, a Medicaid 1115/DSRIP Waiver funded project in the Seacoast/Strafford County region of NH, where she worked to build stronger, more integrated and resilient networks of clinical care and social support for vulnerable populations. This role included activation of more than 80 nights of extreme weather emergency sheltering more than the last 6 years in the Seacoast of NH, in large part because she believes the phrase "Somebody should do something” is a call to action.
Established in 1992, the NHPHA is a statewide non-profit public health membership association dedicated to improving the public's health in New Hampshire. As the voice for public health in the state, the NHPHA empowers members and communities to achieve a healthier New Hampshire through policy advocacy, health equity promotion, workforce enrichment, and community inspiration.