Health Equity

Thursday, December 17, 2015

America Needs All of Us: A Toolkit for Talking About Race, Bias and Change

There has never been a more important time to talk to our communities about what it means to be a truly welcoming place.  Welcoming is about more than tolerance -- it's about developing a true respect and appreciation for our neighbors, creating policies and programs that support inclusion, and making sure that everyone -- newcomer and longtime resident -- feels they belong.
Friday, October 9, 2015

How Immigrants Are Revitalizing Local Economies

Steve Tobocman of WE Global Network explains that a new economic development movement is rapidly growing across the Midwest and Northeast United States. It’s a movement that is centered upon both making our communities the center of innovation and entrepreneurship —and revitalizing the distressed neighborhoods in older cities like Nashua, Manchester, and Concord.
Friday, July 10, 2015

NH Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project - Final Report

From 2010 - 2013, the NH Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project (NDPP) was  New Hampshire's first workforce development program to explicitly address the state's shortage of nurses and nurse faculty of color.  This report synthesizes lessons learned and emerging best practices and offers recommendations to grow and sustain nursing workforce diversity into the future. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

This Welcoming America guide showcases the role immigrants play in economic growth, job creation, and prosperity for their community. Chapters contain best practices, strategies, and models that can inform those working in the fields of economic development and immigrant integration.
Monday, June 8, 2015

A Strong Economic Future Relies on Welcoming Communities

Learn about the work of the NH Immigrant Integration Initiative and why the state's foreign-born population is a steady resource for filling gaps in our workforce for both highly-skilled and entry-level positions.
Monday, June 8, 2015

An Overview of NH's Foreign-born Population

A strong economic future relies on welcoming communities.  As has always been the case, New Hampshire’s economic future relies on recruiting and retaining a vibrant workforce.  But we face particular challenges today that must be addressed if we are to have a stable and productive workforce for the future.  First, our population of older adults leaving the workforce is growing. This trend will create gaps in critical workforce needs. And, over the past decade, fewer workers have moved into New Hampshire from other U.S. states.  Immigrants have been a steady resource for filling gaps in our workforce. This report documents the diverse opportunities offered by NH's foreign-born workers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Three-minute video explains structural racism

Brave New Films illustrates with succinct comparisons, the disparity in treatment between African Americans and white Americans.  Entrenched in these stark outcomes are antiquated systems and practices that lead to structural racism.
Monday, March 31, 2014

Missing Persons? Health Care Workforce Diversity in NH

This issue brief was produced under the research projects Beyond Supply and Demand, funded by the Endowment for Health, and the Healthcare Employer Research Initiative, funded by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Health and Equity in NH: 2013 Report Card

This report presents New Hampshire’s first ever Health and Equity Report Card reflecting data to measure key health disparities among the state’s racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority populations.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Plan to Address Health Disparities and Promote Health Equity in NH

In 2010, the Endowment for Health, the Foundation for Healthy Communities, the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, the NH Minority Health Coalition, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs (OMHRA) established the NH Health and Equity Partnership to examine issues relating to the health of New Hampshire’s racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities. This new public-private partnership identified the need for a clear plan to guide its work. The Plan to Address Health Disparities and Promote Health Equity in New Hampshire outlines strategic priorities for the NH Health and Equity Partnership. The scope and implementation of the plan is not limited by the resources of State Government, nor by the capacity of a single person, agency or organization. This plan is a call to action for organizations and community members to join the NH Health and Equity Partnership to implement this agenda across multiple sectors.
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Social Adjustment and Well-Being of Latino and African Immigrant and Refugee Families in NH

The purpose of this study is to better understand what helps immigrant and refugee families from Latin America and Africa settle into their new life in New Hampshire. For those who struggle to adjust, experiencing some form of mental distress, we explore how this is expressed in their own cultural context and consider what kinds of services might be most appropriate for them. We hope that what we have learned from this study will contribute to the development of more effective mental health services to better support
newcomers from Latin America and Africa.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Traumatic Stress Among African Resettled Refugee Youth in NH

The primary objective of this project is to create trauma informed systems within New Hampshire by strengthening awareness of treatment gaps, the intersection of resettlement, immigration, culture and trauma and making informed decisions about necessary next steps for better addressing traumatic stress among resettled refugee youth.
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Immigrants and Refugees: Ten Profiles of Leadership

New Hampshire is home to an increasing number of immigrants and refugees, many of whom have come to our state seeking refuge from political strife, violence, and poverty. Many also bring tremendous talents, life experiences and a passion for making their new communities stronger. Like so many of our ancestors, newcomers aspire to create a better future in the United Sates for themselves, their families, their neighbors and compatriots.