IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION INITIATIVE

Advancing Health Equity through Immigrant Integration

Recognizing the importance of New Americans to the future vitality of our state, we aim to foster the integration of immigrant and refugee community members into economic, social, political, cultural, educational and other domains of community life in NH. We specifically use the term immigrant integration to emphasize the respect for and incorporation of differences and the need for mutual adaption. As an intentional effort, immigrant integration engages and transforms all community members, both native born and newcomers, reaping shared benefits and creating a new whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Four New Hampshire Cities Working Together to Create Welcoming Communities

Through the NH Immigrant Integration Initiative, long-time residents and emerging immigrant leaders in four New Hampshire towns are working together to create Welcoming Communities.  With your help, we can create stronger communities and a stronger economy for all.

  • In Concord, contact Joan Gilmore at Second Start 
  • In Laconia, contact Kate Bruchacova at Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health
  • In Manchester, contact Mukhtar Idhow at Organization for Immigrant and Refugee Success
  • In Nashua, contact Liz Fitzgerald at the United Way of Greater Nashua

The Endowment for Health is also supporting the work of Welcoming NH,  a statewide table for collective action and shared learning to advance immigrant integration for all communities in New Hampshire.  For more information, contact Eva Castillo, Welcoming NH Coordinator.

The Economic Development Imperative of Welcoming

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

Economic Impact of Immigrants in NH

How Immigrants are Revitalizing Local Economies

 

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