Public Health Director's Message
Timothy M. Soucy, MPH, REHS
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Manchester's Public Health Department website. The Manchester Public Health Department has been in existence since 1885, and to this day continues to provide the highest level of public health services to the people of Manchester. The Manchester Health Department is the leading advocate for local public health in New Hampshire, and is pleased to have been chosen as one of ten local public health departments in the country to be part of NACCHO’s Accreditation Preparation and Quality Improvement Demonstration Site Project.
The information presented in this website highlights some of the work of the Manchester Public Health Department and some community health issues of importance to our community. We hope that you'll find our clinic schedules and information about permits, inspections, and other services helpful. We invite your comments or questions on our services at any time.
To improve the health of individuals, families, and the community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats.
To be a healthy community where the public can enjoy a high quality of health in a clean environment, enjoy protection from public health threats, and can access high quality health care.
CORE PUBLIC HEALTH FUNCTIONS
- Collect, analyze, disseminate, and monitor health status information to identify physical mental, and
environmental health problems;
- Identify barriers and needs (e.g., gaps in service) to be addressed to achieve public health mission;
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population based health services.
- Define priorities for a public health response to identified problems, barriers, and needs;
- Research effective methods for promoting, preventing and improving physical, mental and environmental health and well-being;
- Develop policies and plans to assure physical, mental and environmental health and well-being designed to meet needs which are based on research;
- Advocate on behalf of the public's health.
- Promote physical, mental and environmental health and safety;
- Prevent disease, injury and disability;
- Diagnose and investigate physical, mental and environmental health problems and hazards using the science of epidemiology;
- Educate the public to be more informed decision-makers and to lead more safe and healthy lives;
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect physical, mental and environmental health and ensure safety;
- Provide assurance that people have access to personal health services; and
- Ensure the availability of a competent public health and personal health care workforce.