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AWARDED GRANTS

Awarded Monday, September 12, 2011

Travel Training Program

Community Action Program - Belknap-Merrimack Counties
To increase access to health care and health for people with limited English proficiency in Belknap and Merrimack Counties by increasing independence and usage of public transportation through outreach to ethnic-based organizations, developing group Travel Training for New Americans, and providing cultural competency training to drivers.
Amount Awarded: $10,000
Awarded Monday, August 1, 2011

Healthy Families - Healthy Communities

Somali Development Center
To address barriers to health and health care for the African and Bhutanese communities of Concord by training ethnic Community Health Workers who will 1) create and lead community health education sessions, 2) provide in-home health and hygiene education, and 3) provide feedback to the Concord Hospital Family Health Center.
Amount Awarded: $56,000
Awarded Monday, August 1, 2011

Lakes Region Refugee Advocacy Initiative

Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Inc.
To improve health outcomes and access to health care and social services for recent immigrants/refugees with limited English proficiency (LEP) in Laconia by creating sustainable systems to 1) coordinate community resources 2) further integration of refugees within the greater community, 3) recruit and train volunteer advocates to assist with refugee community needs (transportation, medical, and social liaisons) and 4) develop greater cultural competency among volunteers, medical providers and others.
Amount Awarded: $52,168
Awarded Monday, July 11, 2011

New Hampshire Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project

Endowment for Health
To expand diversity within the nursing workforce and nursing education faculty in NH by promoting awareness of the nursing profession among youth from diverse cultures and supporting underrepresented populations to earn a Masters degree in nursing and join the nursing faculty in NH.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Awarded Monday, April 4, 2011

Friends Forever Immigration Integration Program

Friends Forever
Friends Forever will work collaboratively with the Manchester community to build trust and mutual understanding among the immigration, refugee, and majority populations of youth by providing social inclusion services and leadership training to a diverse cross-community group of Manchester teens.
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Awarded Monday, December 20, 2010

NH Minority Health Voices

Health Strategies of New Hampshire
To identify the best structure for a sustainable advocacy voice for minority health in NH by convening key stakeholders.
Amount Awarded: $5,600
Awarded Sunday, October 17, 2010

Iyeoka

Capitol Center for the Arts
To strengthen the self-esteem and mental health of young immigrant and refugee women by providing a two-day residency for African slam poet and jazz singer Iyoeka Okoawo, during which she will offer performances and poetry workshops for youth.
Amount Awarded: $1,000
Awarded Monday, July 19, 2010

New Hampshire Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project

Endowment for Health
To expand diversity within the nursing workforce and nursing education faculty in NH by promoting awareness of the nursing profession among youth from diverse cultures and supporting underrepresented populations to earn a Masters degree in nursing and join the nursing faculty in NH.
Amount Awarded: $29,642
Awarded Monday, June 21, 2010

African Community Health Education and Empowerment

Somali Development Center
To address various cultural and linguistic barriers to healthcare and health-related services and empower community members by providing immigrants and refugees with health education programs presented by healthcare providers and by providing a community health nurse on-site at the Coalition of African Organization's office on a monthly basis.
Amount Awarded: $42,270
Awarded Monday, June 21, 2010

Africans United for Stronger Families

Women to Women Coalition
To foster healthy relationships among African parents and children in Manchester and Concord and increase parental involvement in their children's schools by piloting a culturally appropriate family support model based on national best practices and bridging relationships between schools and refugee families.
Amount Awarded: $125,849