ENDOWMENT IN THE NEWS

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Endowment for Health Awards More Than $2.1 Million in Grants; Projects Include Timely Research to Help Navigate a Changing Health-Policy Landscape

Concord, NH – The Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest health foundation, has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants over the past three quarters.  Funding supports a wide array of health-policy research and leadership development activities.  The Endowment’s focus includes work on health equity, children’s behavioral health, early childhood, elder health and health policy.    

“This grant cycle includes support for research that can help shape equitable health-policy and systems improvements in New Hampshire.  This comes at a time of great uncertainty on both federal and state levels,” said Endowment for Health President Yvonne Goldsberry.  “Some of our most recent grantmaking will raise awareness of the challenges faced by families and workers who care for older adults.  We’re also funding programs that provide opportunities for New Hampshire’s youth – our next generation of leaders,” Goldsberry added.

The following grants are a sampling of the most current Endowment-funded projects:

Health Strategies of New Hampshire in Partnership with the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH, $30,000 – A Research Forum on Opportunities for Medicaid and Value-Based DeliveryThis quality and cost analysis examined the potential impact of changes to the federal Affordable Care Act on the New Hampshire Medicaid Program.  The forum convened stakeholders, policymakers and opinion leaders to examine the status of the Medicaid Program as well as opportunities for value-based delivery in New Hampshire.

Families in Transition, $55,000Medicaid Institute – This project documents, educates and promotes the positive health outcomes and cost savings achieved through supportive housing services and works toward attaining a supportive housing benefit within Medicaid.

Foundation for Healthy Communities, $43,000 – A Community Approach to Patient and Family Engagement –This approach will identify, develop and evaluate methods of training and engage hospital Patient Family Advisory Councils across the continuum of care and in the community. 

University of New Hampshire/Carsey School of Public Policy, $31,400Implementing a System of Care for Children’s Behavioral Health – This project will support primary data collection and research associated with the NH's children's behavioral health system.  Carsey provides technical assistance to the Departments of Education and Health & Human Services to comply with a new law mandating the joint development and monitoring of a comprehensive system of care for children's behavioral health services.

Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc., $14,200 Standards of Quality for Family Support and Certification – This project will build the capacity of NH Family Resource Centers to adopt national standards of practice by supporting certification and recertification training.   

New Hampshire Public Broadcasting,  $15,000CARE NH – This co-production of NHPTV and the Endowment for Health will shed light on the problems facing families and paid caregivers in the Granite State.  The locally produced program will serve as a companion to a national documentary on the same topic. 

Granite State Organizing Project, $30,000 – Young Organizers United (YOU) This initiative enhances leadership capabilities and educational attainment for youth from various backgrounds in the Manchester School District.  It provides support to expand the YOU program at Memorial and West High Schools.  

Adoptive Families for Children Foundation, $10,000NH Adoption Resource Exchange – This statewide online platform will establish the NH Adoption Resource Exchange to create awareness of children available for adoption through the New Hampshire Department for Children, Youth and Families.  This project promotes permanent families and homes for all children.

For more information on the Endowment’s priorities and grantmaking, visit www.endowmentforhealth.org