Monday, March 5, 2018

Endowment for Health awards nearly $1.3 million over past six months; Projects support technical assistance and capacity building

Concord, NH – The Endowment for Health, the state’s largest health foundation, recently awarded nearly $1.3 million to support a wide array of projects that build advocacy capacity and improve health-care delivery with an emphasis on the social determinants of health. “Recent grants allow us to continue strengthening coalitions and building strong fields that can advocate for system-level improvements that advance health, wellbeing and opportunity for everyone on New Hampshire,” said Endowment for Health Program Director Kelly Laflamme.  “The Endowment’s focus includes work in health equity, children’s behavioral health, early childhood, elder health and health policy,” she emphasized.

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

University of New Hampshire, $40,000 Implementing a System of Care Approach for Children's Behavioral Health.  This project provides technical support to the NH Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services as they prepare the Year 3 System of Care Implementation Report and plan for future data needs associated with reports in Years 4 and 5.

New Hampshire Women's Foundation, $30,000 – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Economic Analysis & Modeling.  This grant supports the creation of a sustainable family medical leave insurance program by providing additional data and analysis on the economic modeling to ensure a successful program design.

University of New Hampshire, $40,000 – The Leadership Equity Series creates more equitable and inclusive leadership practices in NH organizations and communities through an intensive series of facilitated dialogues focused on systemic and structural racism, implicit bias, and privilege associated with social identities.

Manchester Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., $50,000 – The Medicaid Institute Phase III will document, educate and promote the positive health outcomes and cost savings achieved through supportive housing services and work toward a supportive housing benefit within Medicaid.

Fair Food Network, $20,000 – Double Up Food Bucks is a statewide grocery pilot aimed at helping low-income families purchase fresh fruits and vegetables by developing a regional supply chain connecting farmers and mainstream grocers.

For more information on the Endowment’s priorities and grantmaking, visit