Friday, February 17, 2017
New Report Focuses on Investing in Children
As many as one in three children in NH face risks in early childhood that may compromise their development and readiness to succeed in school, resulting in poorer academic performance and lower graduation rates, according to a new RAND Corporation report prepared for the Endowment for Health.
The report looks at the state’s current early childhood investments—from birth to kindergarten—and compares the costs and benefits of increased funding for low-income children in specific evidence-based programs. For example, every dollar invested in a program in which nurses visit low-income, first-time mothers at their homes would produce benefits per child that exceed the cost of the program, specifically $4 to $6 for every dollar invested.
Learn more in this BusinessNH brief.
Friday, February 17, 2017
New Report: Investing in the Early Years Reaps Long-Range Benefits for Kids and Economy
Researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and economics find that a child's earliest experiences, even before kindergarten, can have far-reaching effects, according to a new RAND report called "Making the Case for Investment in NH's Children." Lynn Karoly, senior researcher for RAND, says investing in early years actually saves money later on. And, she says, the so-called "opportunity gap" in New Hampshire -- between kids who get a decent start in life and those who don't -- is wider than might be thought.
Learn more about this Endowment-funded study by listening to this edition of The Exchange on NH Public Radio.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hampton school superintendent gets NH's top honor
Endowment for Health Board Member Kathleen Murphy has been named Superintendent of the Year. Hear from EH President Yvonne Goldsberry and other NH leaders why Ms. Murphy is making a true impact in the lives of the state's children.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Welcoming Concord's immigrants
Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry pens an op-ed on Concord's recent proclamation declaring the city a welcoming community. New Hampshire Charitable Foundation President and CEO Dick Ober and Welcoming NH Director Eva Costillo join Dr. Goldsberry as signatories and endorsers of Concord's leadership.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Grosky to lead coverage of aging issues in NH
EH is underwriting a year-long series on aging. Pulitzer-winning journalist Gretchen Grosky will be on the beat for the Union Leader in this year-long, solutions-based, editorially independent project.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
NH has a plan for new arrivals
Program Director Kelly Laflamme is quoted in this Union Leader article examining the four-city Immigrant Integration Initiative, now underway in Nashua, Manchester, Concord and Laconia.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Editorial: Why we need to invest in culture
This Concord Monitor editorial discusses the work of the Endowment for Health via it's investments in four NH communities to strengthen immigrant integration. The piece showcases the successful multi-cultural work in Concord.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Elliot, Dartmouth-Hitchcock merger could face antitrust challenge
Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry is one of several pundits and stakeholders commenting in this Union Leader article on a recently announced decision to pursue an alliance that could alter the state's health-care landscape.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Gate City initiative aims to promote health equity
Nashua Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Hatch outlines plans for leadership development among diverse communities as part of One Greater Nashua. This work is part of a place-based initiative funded by the Endowment for Health.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Endowment for Health Awards More Than $1.4 Million in Grants
The Endowment for Health recently awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to support health needs and social services in New Hampshire and to help shape health policies.
“These projects address pressing needs and support collective work across New Hampshire to address the health and well-being of everyone who lives here,” said Sue Fulton, chief financial officer for the Endowment for Health.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Endowment for Health Appoints New President
This Business NH article covers the appointment of Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry as the foundation's new president.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Goldsberry Named President of Endowment for Health; Health Policy Expert to Take Helm on September 15
This NH Business Review article covers the recent announcement that health-policy expert Yvonne Goldsberry is set to take the helm as the Endowment's new president.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Rowe to leave NH Endowment for Health to take Maine post
Coverage in NH Business Review of EH President Steve Rowe and his plans to take the helm as President and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mental Health Initiatives Target New Hampshire's Youngest and Poorest
EH Program Director Kim Firth is quoted in this NHPR article examining the opportunity gap in NH with an emphasis on early childhood development and access to behavioral health services. Several solutions are examined to address these gaps with a few promising NH programs featured.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Aging in Place in NH
EH Program Director Kelly Laflamme is among the guests on NH Public Radio's The Exchange. With demographics quickly shifting and communities all around the Granite State rethinking the needs of older adults, this show examines the challenges and opportunities to support NH's elders with dignity and choice.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Turning to Immigrants to Help Drive Economic Growth
Endowment for Health President Steve Rowe pens this BusinessNH Think Tank column, making the case that cities around the U.S. are driving economic growth by welcoming immigrants into their communities. He draws parallels to New Hampshire's changing demographics and challenges the Granite State to learn from what others are doing to create welcoming and economically vibrant communities.
Monday, March 9, 2015
4 NH cities are rethinking approach to immigrants
The NH Union Leader devotes comprehensive coverage to a place-based initiative in four New Hampshire cities focused on integrating newcomers and capitalizing on their numerous strengths for a vibrant economy. Endowment-funded efforts are highlighted, currently underway in Nashua, Manchester, Concord and Laconia.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Is NH Making the Connection Between Early Childhood and the Workforce?
EH President Steve Rowe is a guest on WMUR's NH Business show. The topic: the importance of early childhood development with a hard-hitting look at how to get it right so NH's future workforce is prepared to fuel our future economy.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Endowment Provides Grants to Advance Children's Health Issues
Program Director Kim Firth is quoted in this Nashua Telegraph article about the Endowment's support of the NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative. The article also explores the Endowment's plans to co-produce a program on early childhood development in partnership with NH Public Television.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Life, Liberty, Health and the Pursuit of Happiness
The Endowment's investment Partner's Investing in Nursing's Future (PIN) is highlighted in this report. PIN is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation in partnership with local funders.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Coos Coalition Invests in Children
EH President Steve Rowe and Program Director Kim Firth are quoted in this Berlin Daily Sun article explaining why investing in early childhood development may be Coos County's best economic development strategy.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Creating Welcoming Communities
EH Program Director Kelly Laflamme by-lines this Boston Federal Reserve article for their Communities and Banking newsletter. The topic: the Immigrant Integration Initiative in four New Hampshire cities. Learn about this place-based work that has community stakeholders collaborating for change aimed at creating a more welcoming environment in the Granite State.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Aging Gracefully? States Face Demographic Challenge
This Valley News article represents more comprehensive coverage on the Tri-State Roundtable on Aging, a collaborative effort across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to address Northern New England's challenges and opportunities with our aging population.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
EH President Steve Rowe interviewed on NH1 TV on Tri-State Roundtable on Aging
EH President Steve Rowe discusses innovative approaches to address our aging demographic across the region.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Maine, neighboring states confront aging challenges
The Portland Press Herald covers the Tri-State Roundtable on Aging, the first-ever convening of leaders from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, to address the challenges and seize opportunities to serve the region's aging population. EH Program Director Kelly Laflamme is quoted.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Conference Explores Aging in Northern New England
This Associated Press article covers the successful Tri-State Roundtable on Aging, a first-ever convening of policymakers, advocates, service providers and business leaders -- all examining ways to meet challenges and seize opportunities with our region's aging demographic.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Goldsberry named to endowment post
New Hampshire Business Review covers the arrival of Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry to the Endowment for Health team as our new VP for Programs
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Racism's generational ripple effect
The Endowment for Health and the Foundation for Healthy Communities are mentioned in this Concord Monitor editorial about changing demographics in New Hampshire and about the impact of racism on health outcomes.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
MapNH Health underscores looming changes in state's medical needs
EH President Steve Rowe is quoted in this Concord Monitor article describing the long-term benefits of the new Map NH Health tool, which can project a variety of health factors and social determinents out into the year 2030. The NH Citizens Health Initiative recently launched the interactive tool that provides data by county and health service area.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Investing in NH's Workforce: The Earlier the Better
EH President Steve Rowe pens a Think Tank column for BusinessNH Magazine on the importance of early care and education.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Starting a Human Capital-Building Movement
Endowment for Health President Steve Rowe guest-authors a column in the latest edition of Purpose, a publication of the NH Charitable Foundation. The two foundations are working together on several key issues that impact vulnerable populations. In this column (page 9), Steve connects the dots between health and strong human capital -- something absolutely essential to New Hampshire's economy and prosperity.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Nashua United Way gets $11K grant to help immigrants, refugees
The Endowment's latest round of grantmaking is featured in this Nashua Telegraph article, with a focus on recent grants in four NH cities to plan for welcoming communities.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Endowment for Health gives grants to four NH communities to develop immigrant integration plans
EH Program Director Kelly Laflamme is quoted in this Concord Monitor article on the importance to our state to become welcoming communities.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Why Babies Matter to Business
The approach: providing high-quality early learning to children at the earliest ages. With a 10:1 return on investment, focusing on early learning is not just the right thing to do. It also makes good business sense. Endowment for Health President Steve Rowe is quoted and several NH models of high-quality early learning settings are featured.