Trainings and Resources

Environmental Health Resources for Local Stakeholders

New Hampshire’s APPLETREE Program – run jointly between New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) teamed up with the Dartmouth Cancer Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) team to develop training resources to support local leaders who respond to community environmental health concerns.

The team collaborated with municipal, legislative, and healthcare stakeholders to better understand types of concerns heard from local communities in order to inform the development of resources that could be helpful to them. Three training topic areas were identified, and a table of resources titled: New Hampshire Environmental Health Guide (NH-EHG) was developed. This guide is designed to help legislators, city and town health officers, municipal officials, administrators, and other stakeholders find the appropriate State resource or agency quickly to address environmental concerns raised by members of their community. The free trainings available include:

Training 1: NH Environmental Health Resource Guide (NH-EHG):

Introduces the audience to partners available to assist them (e.g., NHDES, APPLETREE, DHHS) and reviews an example of how to use the NH-EHG). The training 1 recording can be found here.

Training 2: Cancer Concerns in the Community:

Outlines the principles that underlie cancer concern investigations and describes an approach to use if someone in the community raises a concern about the numbers of cancers in their neighborhood. The training 2 recording can be found here.

Training 3: Cancer Concerns in the Community:

Introduces the audience to environmental contamination, environmental health hazards, and provides information on risk communication and risk perception relative to understanding and communicating the risk of environmental contaminants. The training 3 recording can be found here.