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Health Education 

The Health Education Department is responsible for providing health education to individuals, groups, service organizations, industries and schools. We can tailor health education workshops, presentations and materials either to a specific health concern or topic. Topics include, but are not limited to, household mold, HIV/STDs, healthy eating, physical exercise, emergency preparedness, lead poisoning prevention, etc… If you or anyone you know is interested in  health education programs or materials, please contact us at 603-589-4543.


MRSA Toolkit

The MRSA Toolkit was developed by the City of Nashua, DPHCS in collaboration with the Greater Nashua Infection Prevention and Control Coaltion. To download the full toolkit or individual tools please click HERE.




 

 

5-2-1-0 Healthy NH

"5-2-1-0 Healthy NH" is a statewide public education campaign to bring awareness to daily recommendations for nutrition and physical activity. Its message is simple and clear and represents some of the most important steps families can take to prevent childhood obesity:
5 Fruits and vegetables…more matters! Eat fruits and vegetables at least 5 times a day. Limit 100% fruit juice.
2 hours Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day.
1 hour Participate in at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
0 soda and sugar sweeteners Restrict soda and sugar-sweetened sports and fruit drinks. Drink water and fat-free/skim or 1% milk instead.


















Greater Nashua Million Hearts

The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services has partnered with Lamprey Health Care to participate in Million Hearts™, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. over the next 5 years. We hope to increase awareness about heart disease prevention and empower individuals to take control of their heart health.

Vector-Borne Diseases

Tick-borne Disease Prevention and Control
Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks. In 2012, New Hampshire was reported to have the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the United States, and in recent years, Hillsborough and Rockingham counties have accounted for nearly 70% of all confirmed Lyme cases in New Hampshire. However, proper education and prevention can help reduce the number of Lyme disease cases.
 
For more information on Lyme disease, tick removal, and prevention methods for pets and backyards please visit the CDC’s website on Lyme disease at cdc.gov/lyme. The Nashua Environmental Health Department is also available to identify ticks and answer any questions you may have. The Nashua Environmental Health Department can be reached Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM at 603-589-4530.
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Mosquito-borne Disease Prevention and Control

West Nile Virus (WNV)
is a potentially serious illness.  Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall.  Learn More.
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis(EEE) is an uncommon but serious disease caused by EEE virus. Learn More.


Rabies

Rabies is a disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) of animals and people. This disease is caused by a virus and is almost always fatal. In people, symptoms of rabies are rapidly progressive and include anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, and the inability to swallow. Rabies in humans is rare in the U.S., but rabies in certain animals, especially wildlife, is common throughout the country. Learn More.



Practical Tips for Dealing with Bed Bugs - Learn More

  • Bed bugs are flat, reddish brown insects that feed on blood. They need blood to grow and reproduce.
  • They hide from light and can be found on bed frames, mattresses, pillows, box springs, head boards and nightstands, behind baseboards and electrical outlet covers, or along the edge of the carpet. They can also be found in sofas, chairs, and other furniture.
  • They carry some diseases but have not been known to transmit any disease to humans.
  • Some people are not aware they are bitten and have no reaction to the bites. Others experience severe swelling, itching and irritation. People can develop secondary infections at bed bug sites.
  • Anyone can get bed bugs! An infestation does not mean the affected people are dirty.
  • Bed bug infestations should not cause shame or blame!



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Contact Health Education

  • Address: 18 Mulberry Street, Nashua, NH 03060 | Map
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 603-589-4543
  • Fax: 603-594-3452






 
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