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Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD Receives Friend of Public Health Award

April 23, 2012
Keene, NH

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The New Hampshire Public Health Association presented its annual "Friend of Public Health" Award at the April 18, 2012 annual meeting in Concord, NH. The annual meeting takes place each year in April following the National Public Health Week. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting was: "A Healthier New Hampshire Begins Today: Join the Movement!"

Recipient Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD, MPH, MSUP is Senior Director of Community Health at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) and chief architect of Vision 2020. Founded by CMC/DHK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. Dr. Goldsberry has applied her extensive skills and experiences in community organizing, planning and public health in original ways to champion health promotion through local partnerships.

Having worked with Dr. Goldsberry in the public health arena, keynote speaker Nick Toumpas, Commissioner of Health and Human Services at the State of New Hampshire, expressed his appreciation for Dr. Goldsberry's contributions to public health, and for helping community, county and state leaders to understand the critical role of preventive healthcare through regular visits to primary care providers.

As Senior Director of Community Health at CMC/DHK, Dr. Goldsberry is responsible for oversight of the Community Health Department, community benefit reporting process, and the "healthiest community" initiative. She works with state and local community organizations to design and implement collaborative community health improvement initiatives. She previously served as Administrator of the Community Public Health Development Unit for the State of New Hampshire, Division of Public Health Services. With an extensive background in community health planning, she helped guide the development of the New Hampshire Public Health Network. Dr. Goldsberry received her Masters' degrees in Public Health and Urban Planning from Columbia University and her PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University.

For more information contact Sandra Phipps at (603) 354-5403.

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