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.
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.