Public Health and Health Promotion Projects and Initiatives
The Institute for Health Policy and Practice's efforts in the area Public Health and Health Promotion encourages the use of evidence-based practice and policy to improve the population health and well-being.
Healthy UNH is a campus-wide initiative at the University of New Hampshire that encourages faculty, staff, and students to improve their health. Its goal of making UNH the healthiest campus community in the country by 2020. Healthy UNH focuses on four major issues: addressing the rising rates of chronic disease; fighting the increasing rates of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues; highlighting information and resources to promote health; and bending the curve of health care costs.
NH DHHS MCH Epidemiologist
This collaboration between the NH Division of Public Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section (MCHS) and IHPP supports a doctoral level State Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist. The arrangement benefits both institutions. It provides MCHS with the capacity for sophisticated analysis and evaluation of health data to assure:
priorities are based on accurate data;
resources are allocated based on need, and
programs are monitored and evaluated to assure they are improving health behavior and outcomes.
UNH benefits in that its faculty has practical and current understanding of the status of maternal and child health and public health in New Hampshire, in addition to an academic view. The epidemiologist also serves as a faculty member of the accredited UNH Master of Public Health Program, bringing real world public health to the academic setting.