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Jennifer Bland, Health Officer          Term Expires 3/21/2026

Phone: 603-835-2130   

Cell phone: 860-601-2223

The goal of the Public Health Officer is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of all Acworth residents.  The Health Officer operates under the authority and guidelines laid out by NH RSAs, primarily RSAs 128, 147 and 595.

The Health Officer:

  • Enforces the New Hampshire public health rules and laws, as well as local ordinances and regulations

  • Serve as a liaison between state officials and the local community on issues concerning local public health


The Health Officer’s responsibilities include:

  • Inspect daycare/foster homes

  • Inspect septic systems to certify failure

  • Provide information on public health-related topics

  • Investigate complaints regarding local public health concerns

  • Help in minimizing the impact of adverse events on our population such as natural disasters, biological terrorism, chemical terrorism or naturally occurring communicable disease outbreaks

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