Monday, December 7, 2015

Endowment for Health Awards More Than $1.4 Million in Grants

Concord – The Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest health foundation, recently awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to support a wide array of pressing health needs as well as to help support the state’s social service fields in New Hampshire and to assist in shaping equitable health policies.  

“On behalf of the Endowment for Health and our program team, I am excited to announce an  array of projects supported by our recent grantmaking,” said Endowment for Health Chief Financial Officer, Sue Fulton.  “These projects address pressing needs and support collective work across New Hampshire to address the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives here.  The following grants are a sampling of the most current Endowment-funded projects. 

Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH),$20,000 The English Enrichment & Citizenship Preparation Project will promote greater integration and self-sufficiency of immigrant and refugee persons by increasing language skills, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate American history and civics classes, and assisting newcomers as they prepare to obtain citizenship.

Concord School District, $20,000Acculturation, Resilience, Cohesion and Healing:  Schools and Communities Supporting Refugee Children is a project to engage and train school district teachers, staff and key community partners in the Community Peer Support Model, an intensive, culturally responsive practice, in order to build and strengthen the community where Concord's most vulnerable population of refugee children live, learn and play.

Emerging Leaders in Communities of Color, $22,500 –The Emerging Leaders in Communities of Color Leadership Program will strengthen NH's diverse communities by developing individuals of color with the necessary skills to effectively participate in community leadership roles and promote collective impact within communities of color.

Families in Transition, $55,000A Medicaid Institute will engage New Hampshire's lead supportive housing agencies to educate them about the state Medicaid plan and to develop custom business plans around reimbursable expenses. 

Health Strategies of New Hampshire, $23,804The Family and Youth Leadership Project will expand the degree to which parents have the leadership skills to engage in the continuum of social change strategies from direct service, public issue education, advocacy, and policy change.

Lamprey Health Care, $35,000The Equity Leaders Fellowship Program will utilize the expertise of New Hampshire leaders of color to train rising minority community leaders with an equity frame, fostering concrete skills for participating in leadership roles, and the ability to create change through collective impact.

Manchester Community Health Center, $15,000 – TheBehavioral Health Integration Project will offer a continuum of effective, coordinated behavioral health services at three agencies:  Manchester Community Health Center, Westside Neighborhood Health Center and the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance, $17,700Combating Elder Financial Exploitation in New Hampshire:  A Multi-Sector Leadership Initiative will develop a blueprint for increasing collaborations, maximizing resources, and creating effective responses to address the growing problem of elder financial exploitation in NH.

New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition/Public Health Association, $17,000 The 2015 NH Oral Health Plan will be implemented with action steps and lead responsibilities assigned, identifying resources for each priority area.

Partnership for a Drug-Free NH, $20,000The Be Someone Project will promote recovery from addiction through a statewide campaign to address drug and alcohol addiction issues in New Hampshire.

University of New Hampshire, $50,000Raising Our Children, Strengthening Our Communities will promote the adoption of shared goals and activities at the local, regional and state levels and raise awareness about the importance of early childhood.  Five communities will develop concrete plans for enhancing the development of young children and their families.

University of New Hampshire, $201,230The Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative will improve the health of New Hampshire residents by increasing use of quality, integrated behavioral health in primary health care and assisting providers in transitioning to evidence-based and sustainable models of integrated behavioral health and primary care.

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