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AWARDED GRANTS

Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Deaf People Accessing Health

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Deaf People Accessing Health: Grant will help build a system of support and comprehensive services statewide to allow full and equal access to deaf residents, focusing on the expansion of medical interpreting and health care advocacy in the state.
Amount Awarded: $134,350
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Dental Access on the Seacoast

Seacoast Dental Coalition
Dental Access on the Seacoast: Grant will help expand Seacoast Healthy Grins, a model school-based screening, cleaning and referral program for children in Portsmouth elementary schools (currently K-3); expand screenings at Families First well-child clinics and Head Start; and expand referral and dental case management network of Seacare Dental Services. Grant will also help plan for a model Dental Center at Families First to serve more low-income patients in the Seacoast area.
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Dental Health Works

Dental Health Works of Cheshire County
Dental Health Works: Grant will help provide educational, preventive, and restorative dental services in Cheshire County by creating Dental Health Works, a model comprehensive full time dental clinic, in Keene. The Clinic will serve Medicaid clients, referrals from Cheshire Smiles in-school program, referrals from eight area health and human service agencies, and others (both children and adults) who are unable to access dental care.
Amount Awarded: $361,350
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Medical Interpretation Services

New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition
To develop a statewide training program for medical interpreters; a program to broker interpreter services as a pilot in Manchester with later expansion to Nashua & Portsmouth; a training program to educate health professionals on cultural competency and use of a medical interpreter as well as an education and outreach to health care consumers with limited English proficiency about medical interpretation in same three communities; and a continuing education program for trained medical interpretors.
Amount Awarded: $78,032
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Meeting the Oral Health Needs of the Lakes Region and Twin Rivers Region

Health First Family Care Center, Inc.
Meeting the Oral Health Needs of the Lakes Region and Twin Rivers Region: Grant will help the Healthfirst Family Care Center and Lakes Region Health Care collaboratively develop a model comprehensive system of oral health services for the low income population of the Lakes and Twin Rivers Region Dental Health Provider Shortage Area (DHPSA), while also training student interns from the Tufts University School of Dentistry.
Amount Awarded: $225,000
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Newport Middle High School Health Center

New London Hospital
Newport Middle School Health Center: Grant will collaboratively provide adolescents with a model year round comprehensive primary and preventive health services through a model middle high school health care center, an integrated referral network, and educational programs.
Amount Awarded: $209,000
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

North Country Cares I

North Country Health Consortium
To collaboratively design and implement a pilot care coordination model that covers the entire continuum of health care including the integration of ancillary and social services.
Amount Awarded: $136,458
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Program to Increase Access to Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness-New Hampshire
Program to Increase Assess to Mental Health: Grant will help intitiate a new program in Nashua to increase access to mental health care for Nashua's Latino community by building on an established program in Manchester. The program provides outreach and education about mental illness (including interpreter services), and incorporates cultural competency outreach to mental health providers.
Amount Awarded: $68,663
Awarded Friday, September 28, 2001

Respite Child Care Program

Respite Child Care Coalition
Respite Child Care: Grant helps the Respite Child Care Coalition collaboratively implement, evaluate, and disseminate a pilot model of respite child care for vulnerable families (families that include children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and other developmental or mental challenges). Program includes education, outreach, and financial assistance.
Amount Awarded: $110,000
Awarded Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Statewide Needs Assessment

New Hampshire Association for the Blind
To conduct a first-ever statewide needs assessment of the blind and visually impaired community in NH to identify unmet needs and gaps in service in order to develop future model solutions.
Amount Awarded: $5,000