Building Health Policy Capacity

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Policy change is often necessary to improve programs, systems and environments that contribute to better health outcomes for NH’s people, and ultimately to create strong human capital and a vibrant economy.

Through our strategic grant making process we are working with partners to enable policy and systems changes that are advancing some of the most critical health matters facing New Hampshire’s residents.

Our grantees work to ensure access to health care, research the impact of policy choices, communicate solutions to policy issues, support health provider systems to innovate practice and payment models, and engage citizens in health issues.

In addition, many of our grantees provide the core “backbone” services necessary for robust advocacy, knowledge and leadership to support health policy decision making.

Our health policy investments further our overall systems change approach of Field Building.

Our Strategic Grants are identified in partnership with key stakeholders. Interested applicants should contact Yvonne Goldsberry for more information.

Primary Care Capacity in New Hampshire | 2024

University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice Health (UNH IHPP) research in 2023 focused on the provision of primary care in NH, which IHPP addressed through two reports and a focus group. The reports included a landscape on existing best-practice literature in primary care, a review of assessment tools for evaluating primary care services and delivery, and a summary of findings of the focus group. 

Summary of Patient/Consumer Advocate Program in New Hampshire and Other States

To inform planning for a healthcare consumer advocate program (HCAP) in New Hampshire, Hope Worden Kenefick, MSW, PhD, conducted interviews with leaders in other consumer advocate programs across the country, including two programs in New Hampshire. This report summarizes her findings.

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AnnMarie French (formerly with NH Fiscal Policy Institute) and Phil Sletten of the NH Fiscal Policy Institute lead rigorous research and analysis on the state budget.

Building Healthcare Partnerships, Democratizing Knowledge

The NH Behavioral Health Clinical Learning Collaborative brings together providers from Emergency Departments and Community Mental Health Centers to tackle the problem of emergency room boarding for those experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Nancy Fennell of the Foundation for Healthy Communities describes how providers are sharing ideas and resources to make a complex and stressful situation better for patients, families and healthcare staff.

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Our Community Partners

NH Citizens Health Initiative

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Better health, better care, and lower costs for all New Hampshire residents.

New Futures / Advocacy Capacity

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New Futures leads the charge to advocate, educate and collaborate.

Foundation for Healthy Communities

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Works to improve health and health care through partnerships that engage individuals and organizations.

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute

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Produces reports on the fiscal and economic challenges facing NH.

Marnita's Table

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Brings people together across race, class, culture, and other means of self-identity to find common ground on important public policy issues.
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