Population Health

Population health and rural health equity

We work to address the health needs of our patients and communities, paying particular attention to unjust health disparities in our region. We partner with the health system and our communities, working together to create healthier communities for everyone.

Venn diagram that shows population health at the intersection between community and public health and clinical services

Population health is at the intersection of community and public health initiatives and clinical health care services. We work in both areas to end unjust variation in health outcomes.

Community and public health initiatives:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Safety
  • Social connections
  • Transportation

Clinical health care services:

  • Acute care
  • Behavioral health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventive care
  • Specialty care

Meet our population health teams

80% of health outcomes are impacted by socioeconomics, physical environment, and behaviors.

A house in Hanover, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
A storefront in Canaan, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
A house in Newport, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Life expectancy 85.3 years 78.5 years 75.9 years
Median household
$113,925 $61,061 $52,486
73.3% 55.9% 48.8%
Asthma emergency
visits per 10,000
9.5 43 80.3

Sources: NH Health Wisdom (life expectancy 2009 to 2013); Vermont Department of Health (life expectancy); Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, New London Hospital, and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (household income). COVID-19 vaccination information for at least one dose accessed 6/23/20.