Communities and Consequences

Rebalancing NH’s Human Ecology

COMMUNITIES AND CONSEQUENCES delves into the economic and social realities of New Hampshire's demographic imbalance, as well as the crucial role local policies play in tackling issues like workforce shortages, the affordable housing crisis and fostering vibrant, welcoming communities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Since 2005, local independent filmmaker Jay Childs has produced multiple COMMUNITIES AND CONSEQUENCES documentaries that showcase the Granite-State's innovative and collaborative approaches to these challenges.

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Since 1990 NH has accelerated from 28th oldest state (by median age) to 2nd oldest. We must act now to rebalance the human ecology of NH. 


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Working the Housing Problem in Cities

Working the Housing Problem in Cities

A Communities and Consequences Special.

Barriers, Solutions and Collaborations - 10/7/2021

Barriers, Solutions and Collaborations - 10/7/2021

A discussion on workforce housing and the demographics of NH.

Compensation, Health Insurance and Family Medical Leave

Compensation, Health Insurance and Family Medical Leave

NHPBS and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health present a series of online interactive screenings.

Communities and Consequences II

Communities and Consequences II

The impacts of the aging of such a large demographic cohort are seen nationwide.


Job Creation and Challenges - 3/18/2021

Job Creation and Challenges - 3/18/2021

A discussion on job creation and challenges in New Hampshire.

Screening Discussion - Legislation and Policy - 3/1/2021

Screening Discussion - Legislation and Policy - 3/1/2021

NHPBS and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health present a series of online interactive screenings.

Dave Hennessey - Web Extra

Dave Hennessey - Web Extra

Dave Hennessey shares his thoughts on expanding housing stock.

Sarah Wrightsman - Web Extra

Sarah Wrightsman - Web Extra

Sarah shares her insights on housing and community.

Communities and Consequences II (Preview)

Communities and Consequences II (Preview)

New Hampshire and northern New England are suffering a far more severe demographic maelstrom. Here the rapidly rising number of seniors have been accompanied by shrinking numbers of younger adults and children"”an unbalancing of the region's human ecology.

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The population bulge known as the baby boom is reaching social security age and beyond.

Mt Washington Valley - Web Extra

Mt Washington Valley - Web Extra

Members of the Workforce Housing Coalition took action.

Keene - Web Extra

Keene - Web Extra

Keene is a city that wants to grow.

Pelham - Web Extra

Pelham - Web Extra

Pelham's Planning Director saw a need to increase the amount of workforce housing.

Upper Valley - Web Extra

Upper Valley - Web Extra

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is helping attract more people to the region to fill jobs.

Bradford - Web Extra

Bradford - Web Extra

A look at addressing the workforce housing shortage.