In the News

  • November 8, 2023

    Grant Creates 'Innovation Fund' to take on Health Care Workforce Shortage

    In this Eagle Times article, Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry discusses the recent $1 million grant awarded to Healthforce NH. The project will seek innovative approaches to address the state's healthcare workforce shortage.

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  • October 24, 2023

    Potential Catholic Medical Center-HCA deal highlights pressures on local hospitals — and their patients

    Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry and other health policy experts weigh in on the proposed affiliation between Catholic Medical Center and HCA Healthcare, with an eye toward what it could mean for the community.

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  • October 4, 2023

    Initiative highlights efforts to recruit, retain health care workers in NH

    Endowment for Health Program Director Kim Firth speaks with NH Business Review about the pressing need for a coordinated effort to address the healthcare workforce shortage and how HealthForce NH is leading the charge.

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  • October 28, 2022

    Growing collective effort to solve NH's healthcare workforce shortage

    When the Endowment for Health received almost $2 million from the NH Joint Underwriters Association, we committed to invest those funds to support healthcare providers serving medically underserved populations. We created the Forward Fund, which has, to date, invested nearly $500,000 to better understand regulatory and licensure barriers affecting healthcare workforce development and to improve coordination across the health sector to address our acute workforce shortages. Throughout the process, we sought advice from content experts across health professions. Together, we have identified investment gaps in workforce development and pinpointed strategies to address shortages – all crucial steps to supporting what is, by far, New Hampshire’s largest industry and a significant portion of the state’s gross domestic product. Read the full op-ed from Yvonne Goldsberry, Ph.D.; Maria de Garcia Padin, M.D.; and Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., FAAFP.

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  • September 13, 2022

    'No silver bullet': Despite local, state efforts, health care worker shortage persists

    Endowment for Health Program Director Kim Firth is interviewed in this Keene Sentinel article, alongside other healthcare providers and consumers, about the impact of the healthcare workforce shortage in New Hampshire and collaborative efforts to create Giving Care: A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire's Health Care Workforce.

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  • August 19, 2022

    Sununu forms selection committee for next Health and Human Services commissioner

    Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry has been appointed the to the Selection Committee to choose the next commissioner of the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Goldsberry is one of five state leaders with extensive experience in health care and government who will interview potential candidates and offer three recommendations to Governor Sununu for consideration. This will be the second such selection committee that Dr. Goldsberry has served on. Don Shumway, former Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and former President/CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation, will serve as chair of the committee.

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  • August 16, 2022

    There's Hope for Healthcare Staffing

    Business NH Magazine examines the coalition of 50 organizations, led by the Endowment for Health and its Forward Fund, and its strategic plan to expand and support New Hampshire’s healthcare workforce. The plan outlines strategies to deal with a persistent and serious shortage of health care workers in the state.

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  • July 12, 2022

    What's being done to fix New Hampshire's health care shortage?

    WMUR's Fred Kocher sits down with two leading forces in New Hampshire's health care industry, Paula Smith and Margaret Franckhauser, to discuss how the state is responding to the shortage of workers.

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  • June 22, 2022

    Shortage of health care workers persists – but now there’s a plan to address the problem

    Two years in the making, Giving Care: A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire’s Health Care Workforce has both immediate and long-term recommendations, some requiring policy changes or new funding, and others calling for collaboration among stakeholders and the creation of a central repository for the state’s scattered workforce data. Endowment for Health Program Director Kim Firth is interviewed about this action-oriented plan in New Hampshire Bulletin.

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  • March 8, 2021

    Ned Helms & Betsy Paine: Connecting with neighbors strengthens democracy

    EH Board members Ned Helms and Betsy Paine ask their fellow Granite Staters an important question in this Union Leader opinion piece: What kind of democracy do we believe in? A selective one or an expansive one?

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