The goal of public health is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of all New Hampshire residents. Public health succeeds when the span of healthy life and the quality of life are increased. Health Officers have a public health role that often has an environmental health component.
"Environmental health focused on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthy environment"
-National Association of Country and City Health Officials 1998