Capital Area

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“Working together to reduce the problems
and create solutions on substance misuse in our region.”


Capital Area Public Health Network

Our mission is to reduce substance abuse among youth and young adults by mobilizing community members to implement evidence-based prevention strategies designed to improve public health and well-being in the Capital Region.

What we do

Our Public Health Advisory Council developed a Community Health Improvement Plan based on research and feed back from the community, and chose to focus on eight priority areas to improve: Obesity, Access to Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, Educational Achievement, Economic Wellbeing, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Injury Prevention, Lead Poisoning, and the Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol. We assist community lead workgroups to set goals and create effective measurements around our eight priority areas. Specifically, around substance misuse prevention we assist or implement programs around community coalitions, youth leadership councils, Life of an Athlete, permanent Take Back boxes and National Take Back days, student assistant programs and much more. This work is not done alone and can only be successful with the help of the whole community.

How you get involved

We need your help to build a healthier community! You can participate in workgroups, initiatives, planning processes or just by getting on the mailing list for information. A staff member from the Network can meet with anyone interested in learning more and about becoming involved.

Service Area

Allenstown, Andover, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Deering, Dunbarton, Epsom, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hopkinton, Loudon, Northwood, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Salisbury, Warner, Washington, Weare, Webster, and Windsor.

Download Substance Misuse Prevention Strategic Plan