SRPC collaborates with local, regional, state, and federal partners to develop and implement goals and strategies to better understand and improve public health in the region.
SRPC is a member of the Strafford Country Regional Public Health Network (RPHN), which works to enhance and improve public health-related services within the region, and serves on the Regional Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) Executive Committee.
Using a combination of health and demographic data, stakeholder input, and information from Community Health Needs Assessments and the state's Health Improvement Plan, the PHAC worked to prepare a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Strafford County. The 2015-2017 CHIP identifies five public health areas for action:
• Substance misuse
• Mental health
• Obesity and nutrition
• Heart disease and stroke
• Emergency preparedness.
For more information about the CHIP visit: http://goodwinch.org/uncategorized/strafford-county-rolling-out-3-year-community-health-improvement-plan/.
Led by Goodwin Community Health, the PHAC and Obesity and Nutrition workgroup collaborated with Seacoast Eat Local to start the Somersworth Farmer's Market in 2015, bringing more fresh local food and SNAP benefits to Somersworth and surrounding communities. SRPC assisted with planning, compiled data, and prepared a brochure for market patrons with an inventory and map of recreational opportunities within four miles of the Farmer's Market and information about healthy eating.
Did you know there are over 30 recreation areas within four miles of the Somersworth Farmer's Market and Goodwin Community Health? See some of those locations here!
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504