State Level

State Suicide Prevention Plan – Plan
The Plan serves as a blueprint to increase awareness of suicide as a public health problem and to guide suicide prevention activities in the State. The Suicide Prevention Council was legislatively established in 2008 and has received strong support from the Governor’s Office.

State Substance Abuse Prevention Plan –  Plan
In 2006, the NH Department of Health and Human Services; the NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment; Dartmouth Medical School; and the NH Alcohol and Drug Services Providers’ Association collaboratively convened a task force to develop a plan to address the scope of the problem on a statewide basis, intending that this plan provide the guiding framework to make it possible to deal with substance abuse disorders in an efficient and effective manner across professional disciplines, and among private organizations and public agencies.

CALL TO ACTION- Responding to New Hampshire’s Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic, Health & Medical Recommendations Overview  The New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment has identified the epidemic of prescription drug abuse as a public health issue in New Hampshire.  Over the past year, the Commission has spearheaded an effort to respond to the crisis through the development of a comprehensive action plan that seeks to reduce drug-related deaths and nonmedical use of pain relievers by 15% over the next five years.  The success of this plan requires the engagement of state agencies and regulatory authorities to support community stakeholders within health, safety, education, business and government sectors to carry out the recommendations within the Call to Action. 

New Hampshire’s Strategy for Reducing the Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Promoting Recovery, 2013-2017 (Collective Action – Collective Impact) The New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment, established in 2000, recognizes the risk and harm that these impacts pose. Early in 2012 the Commission initiated a new strategic planning process to identify key priorities, strategy areas, and activities to increase the efforts to address alcohol and other drug misuse.

The New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative – 2013  The New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative developed the Children’s Behavioral Health Plan with input from hundreds of stakeholders over many months. If is an ambitious road map to transform behavioral health care for NH children, and is the first plan for such an integrated and comprehensive system.