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  • September 14, 2023

    We Are Here Discussion Guides

    The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care (US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health) are a blueprint for individuals and healthcare organizations to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate healthcare disparities. The Discussion Guides can be used by audiences viewing We Are Here videos to advance culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
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  • February 28, 2023

    NH Legislative Briefing Reimbursement Considerations for Child Parent Psychotherapy

    In June 2022, the bipartisan ACES Treatment and Prevention Act was signed into law. Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is specifically named in the Act as an evidence-based practice that is effective for supporting children and their caregiver(s) dealing with early trauma. The act identifies inadequate reimbursement rates as a barrier to implementation. The NH Legislative Briefing explores ‘real-life’ costs associated with the provision of CPP in NH and is intended to provide directional guidance to implement the Act.
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  • January 31, 2023

    Assessment of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement in Other States

    The Assessment seeks to understand how other states administer and incentivize their infant and early childhood mental health endorsement or credential. The researcher conducted 15 key informant interviews in 11 states and analyzed the data using thematic analysis.
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  • November 20, 2020

    Creating a System of Care, Year 4 Report

    The NH Departments of Health and Human Services and Education remain committed to the development of NH’s system of care, an integrated and comprehensive delivery structure for the provision of publicly funded behavioral health services to NH children and youth. This Year 4 report provides critical updates on the progress toward these goals and celebrate the immense success achieved across NH in four short years.
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  • November 19, 2020

    Creating a System of Care Report, Year 3 Report

    Year 3 Report, May 2019
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  • November 17, 2020

    Creating a System of Care, Year 2 Report

    Year 2 Report, December 2017
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  • November 14, 2020

    Creating a System of Care, Year 1 Report

    In 2016, Governor Sununu signed into law a bill that required the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to work together to develop a comprehensive system of care for children with behavioral health needs. Annual reports document progress including expenditures associated with children’s behavioral health care across state agencies, and an assessment of whether services are consistent with a system of care approach. The Year 2 report documents gaps in the service array and highlights ongoing and planned quality improvement efforts. The Year 3 report was released in May 2019 and highlights additional improvements to the children’s behavioral health system of care.
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  • July 1, 2020

    NH Children's Behavioral Health Field Assessment - 3-Year Follow-Up

    The Behavioral Health Improvement Institute (Keene State College) developed an assessment process, Field Assessment Tool (FASST) to estimate field development across 7 domains and 32 items based on key informant interviews. The FASST was first used to assess the conditions of NH’s Children’s Behavioral Health (CBH) field in 2017. This report examines the results of a repeat assessment three years later.
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  • March 10, 2020

    Assessment of NH's Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Workforce, Full Report

    While mental health services have historically been targeted towards adolescents and adults, there is growing recognition of the need for increasing the availability and capacity of services and programs to promote healthy social, emotional development for young children and their families.
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  • March 1, 2019

    NH Children's Behavioral Health Core Competencies

    The NH Children’s Behavioral Health Competencies are designed to improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of the behavioral health service delivery system for children, adolescents, and their families and to create a foundation for training individuals who work with children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges and their families
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  • January 1, 2019

    NH 10 Year Mental Health Plan

    This Plan was developed from a statewide stakeholder process that included input from hundreds of interested parties who took a critical look at the current system. Input came from focus groups, workgroups, and public sessions held in recent weeks. The Plan addresses the needs of individuals and families across the continuum of care, and provides innovative models to meet the evolving environment and increasing complexity of the mental health system. DHHS has taken the work that came forward from this public process in shaping its final recommendations.
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  • July 27, 2016

    A Study of Best Practice in Parent Engagement and Leadership Development

    he New Hampshire Endowment for Health and the New Hampshire Office of Student Wellness, within the New Hampshire Department of Education, have partnered to support a project to assist New Hampshire public system stakeholders to expand and improve parent, family, and youth engagement in community and state activities that promote the social-emotional development and behavioral health of New Hampshire’s children. One product of this project is a Study of Best Practices in Parent Engagement and Leadership Development, detailing best practices currently in use across the country.
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