“Working together to reduce the problems
and create solutions on substance misuse in our region.”
Seacoast Public Health Network's mission is to strengthen public health partnerships in emergency preparedness, community health, and the substance misuse continuum of care including prevention, treatment and recovery in order to support healthy communities. The two primary roles of the Seacoast PHN are to coordinate regional planning and to develop networks of effective action to support that mission.
What We Do:
Engage people from education, businesses, local government, medical, safety, and anyone interested to participate in addressing substance misuse.
Work with substance misuse, behavioral health, and primary health providers to develop a continuum of care that includes prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery support services.
Mobilize the community to help reduce substance misuse among youth, young adults and across the lifespan with evidence-based prevention strategies like:
- Granite Youth Alliance- A group of NH students work on substance misuse prevention activities and develop media projects to raise awareness for prevention and build resiliency to make better informed choices
- Coalition building/mobilizing-Drug Free communities –Community organizing effort designed to empower youth to change social norms through social medial and policies/practices like red ribbon week, and participate in Granite youth alliance annual film festival.
- Prescription take back- Partner with local law enforcement, pharmacies and private sector to provide options for community residents to dispose of unused ,unwanted, and expired medications to reduce and or eliminate access by youth and others across the life span.
- Community Assessment & Education- SPHN offers technical assistance and educational programming for a variety of topics including:
- Narcan education and distribution events and educational programs to diverse sectors to increase awareness of opiate risk factors and provide Narcan opioid overdose reversal kits
- Analysis and dissemination of regional Youth Risk behavior Survey results
- Community Coalition development
- Safe opiate prescribing practices continuing education to medical prescribers
- Community, family and parent education on building resiliency through asset building: decreasing risk and increasing protective factors for youth.
How You Can Get Involved:
The Seacoast needs you to help build a healthier community. Anyone may participate in health workgroups, initiatives, planning processes or just join the mailing list for information. A representative will contact anyone interested in learning more about becoming involved.
Brentwood, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newmarket, Newton, Newington, North Hampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rye, Seabrook, South Hampton, and Stratham.