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Crystal Lake Public Beach Re-Opened for Swimming

Published: 07/26/2018

The Manchester Health Department announced today that the public beach at Crystal Lake has been re-opened for swimming. Analyses of water samples taken on July 24, 2018 indicate that E. coli levels are now within acceptable limits.

Weekly water sample results are available at:

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West Nile Virus (WNV) Found in Manchester Mosquitoes

Published: 07/25/2018

Manchester, NH – The Manchester Health Department announced today that one batch
of mosquitoes collected in Manchester on July 16, 2018 has tested positive for West Nile
Virus (WNV).

According to Tim Soucy, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “Although the finding of WNV in the community is not unexpected, it is early in the season and a good time to remind residents to be vigilant in eliminating mosquito breeding areas and to take simple steps such as using effective mosquito repellent and wearing long pants and sleeves at dusk and dawn to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.”

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City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Published: 09/14/2016

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts that Give All Residents the Chance to Thrive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes the City of Manchester, NH for Weaving a Culture of Health throughout the Community’s Fabric

Manchester, NH (September 14, 2016) Manchester is one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Manchester is being nationally recognized for bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health, drawing especially on the wisdom, voice, and experience of residents themselves. Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Manchester’s award winning efforts include its response to the emerging opioid and heroin epidemic—which has successfully mobilized first responders, community organizations, and health care providers to connect residents with critical treatment services. When over half of the City’s school children became enrolled in free and reduced meals, city leaders in partnership with residents worked to transform schools in the city’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas into neighborhood health and education hubs. Former textile mills have been converted into high-tech spaces and outdoor recreation areas, spurring economic growth and providing more opportunities for physical activity. Funders are collaboratively investing in new ways to bring projects to scale.

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