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NH State Resources
NH Dept. of Health and Human Services
"administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse and public health"
NH Dept. of Environmental Services
"responsibilities range from ensuring high levels of water quality for water supplies, ecological balance, and recreational benefits, to regulating the emissions of air pollutants, to fostering the proper management of municipal and industrial waste, to managing water resources for future generations"
NH Regional Public Health Networks
"community-based partnerships involving broad public health interests including local health departments and health officers, fire, police, emergency medical services, health care providers, social service agencies, schools, media and advocacy groups, and leaders in business, politics and faith working together to address complex public health issues."
Contact a Professional
Well-published and experienced health professionals - health practitioners, experts, faculty - are resources, too!
Medline Plus has a comprehensive listing of directories to locate health professionals, services and facilities.
Recent books by experienced authors from reputable commercial or academic press publishers can provide good summaries of current thinking and research on health and medical issues.
Search the catalog below for books held by UNH and other libraries.
Web sites, YouTube, blogs, ansd social media such as Facebook and Twitter can provide credible information - or not. Since anyone can use these communication methods, there can be little, if any, quality control or reviewing.
Private companies/businesses may also provide reputable or not-so-reliable information. Much depends on their motivation and the quaiity and amount of evidence they provide in support of their products, services, and claims.
In all these cases, use the criteria listed in the Good or Garbage page to critically evaluate the information and its author, sponsor or sender.