Focused on Needs of Health Care Workforce

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The Endowment received more than $1.9 million from the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. These funds will be held as part of the Endowment's permanent corpus, and the earnings from their investment used to support health care providers serving medically underserved populations through the newly created Forward Fund.

The Endowment’s allocation of the Forward Fund resources is advised by a stakeholder group that includes representatives from the Legislative Commission on Primary Care Workforce, Bi-State Primary Care Association, New Hampshire Hospital Association, New Hampshire Area Health Education Centers, University of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and Integrated Delivery Networks.

The advisory group's input helped the Endowment to set a focus for the Forward Fund in its first three to five years. The focus of grantmaking within the Forward Fund will be responsive to workforce issues over time.

In March 2020 the Endowment for Health Board of Directors approved $87,500 in grants from the Forward Fund to address workforce shortage issues related to policy and practice barriers to licensure for health care workers, as well as assessing best practices for increasing clinical placements.

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Our Community Partners

NH Area Health Education Center Dartmouth

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New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a statewide network that works to improve health care and access to health care, particularly in rural and under-served areas, by enhancing the health and public health workforce of the state.

Southern NH Area Health Education Center

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Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (SNAHEC) focuses on workforce development for current and future health professionals, offering continuing education opportunities for medical and public health professionals.

Northern NH Area Health Education Center

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Northern NH Area Health Education Center (AHEC) ensures an adequately trained workforce exists in rural NH by providing continuing medical education and other training programs for all levels of North Country health care providers.

Foundation for Healthy Communities

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Foundation for Healthy Communities aims to improve health and health care in communities through partnerships that engage individuals and organizations.
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