Photo: Becky Field, ©FieldWork Photos
Photo: Becky Field, ©FieldWork Photos
Everyone in New Hampshire deserves a fair opportunity for health. We support The Health & Equity Parntership in their efforts to build welcoming, equitable, healthy communities.


Health starts where we live, learn, work, and play. NH’s minority youth were three times more likely to report being absent from school because they felt unsafe on the way or at school.


New Hampshire is one of the healthiest states in the country, but not everyone who lives here has a fair opportunity to achieve their full health potential.  The Health and Equity in NH: 2013 Report Card produced by New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies documented the existence of serious health inequities in our state.  These inequities unfairly and disproportionately affect communities of color.  Achieving a fair opportunity for health for all of New Hampshire’s people requires understanding why some people in our communities experience unfair differences in health status. The Endowment recognizes that the root causes of the unfair differences in health are deep, the solutions are varied, and change takes time.  As a foundation, we believe we can best contribute to advancing health equity by supporting the field of health equity stakeholders to widen understanding of why equity matters in all aspects of health at every stage of life.


  • Well-connected stakeholders working together to implement shared goals
  • An effective, inclusive, and sustainable leadership infrastructure for health equity exists in New Hampshire
  • Communities of color are more empowered to self-advocate and participate in leadership
  • White leaders are more prepared to serve as skilled allies in addressing systemic racism and promoting equity
  • Health equity is more widely understood
  • Stakeholders use knowlege base to take actions that promote health equity
  • Enhanced capacity to collect, analyze and use cross sector data
  • Communities are effectively implementing strategies to create more Welcoming Communities
  • Policies and programs are formulated and considered through a health equity lens.

Selection Criteria and Application Process

Our Strategic Grants are identified in partnership with key stakeholders. Interested applicants should contact Melina Hill Walker or Kelly Laflamme to discuss an idea and opportunities for advancing strategies and outcomes.

Contact Melina Hill Walker or Kelly Laflamme  more information.