Building the Foundation for a Healthy Life: Individuals, Communities and the State


Program Description:

To what extent are individuals responsible for their health? To what extent does public policy play a role in the creation of healthy individuals and communities? What are the competencies– knowledge, skills, and attitudes – that must be developed by individuals, communities, and government for healthy lives to be realized?


Josephine Porter

Jo Porter, MPH, is the deputy director for the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire. She is responsible for overall management of the CDC Assessment Initiative grant, a joint project with the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and operational oversight across NHIHPP projects. Ms. Porter works specifically on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and performance measures focal areas of the CDC AI. She has 10 years of health care-related data analysis, project management, and program development experience. Jo earned her undergraduate degree, Summa Cum Laude, from UNH with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Health Management and Policy. She earned her Masters of Public Health with honors from Boston University, with dual concentrations in epidemiology / biostatistics and social/behavioral health.

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