HNH Foundation awards $552,031 in Spring 2016 grant cycle

farmers marketThe HNH Foundation awarded $552,031 in grants during its spring 2016 program cycle. The awards benefited 11 health-related initiatives and projects at non-profit and community organizations across the state. Grants awarded in spring 2016 included support to increase access to health and dental insurance coverage, community-based oral health services, prevention of childhood obesity, access to locally-grown food, and improved capacity to help infants and young children who have experienced trauma.

According to HNH Foundation President Gail Garceau, these grants, several of them multi-year awards, address the Foundation’s core mission: “We seek to support innovative ways to advance our funding prioritiesand recognize that broad, strategic collaboration is what moves our good intentions into the arena of real change.”

Multi-year grant recipients include the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids statewide network, Seacoast Eat Local, and the Manchester Community Health Center, which recently helped launch ACERT, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team. ACERT is providing support to Manchester children who witness or are exposed to violence, and is a collaborative partnership between the Manchester Police Department, local crisis advocates and mental health providers.

Download a list of the Spring 2016 Grant Awards

HNH Foundation Announces New Board of Directors Members

The HNH Foundation has announced four new Board of Directors members: Thomas A. Clairmont, Lisa Kaplan Howe, Dr. Randi S. Tillman, and Barbara Wauchope.

According to HNH Foundation President Gail Garceau, “these new members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will help us maximize the impact of every grant we make to support effective health initiatives on behalf of children and families across the state.”

Thomas ClairmontThomas Clairmont is the retired CEO of LRG Healthcare, and has been affiliated with the Lakes Region General Hospital since 1971. He also has served as CEO of Franklin Regional Hospital. Mr. Clairmont’s educational background includes an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management.

 

Lisa Kaplan HoweLisa Kaplan Howe is a Senior Adviser at Public Consulting Group, focusing on health policy consulting for state agencies. Prior to joining Public Consulting Group, she was Policy Director at NH Voices for Health after working as Private Market Manager at Health Care for All and as an associate in Ropes and Gray's health law department. She is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts bars.

 

Randi TillmanDr. Randi Tillman is a seasoned healthcare professional with more than 25 years of business experience in managed care, reimbursement and health economics. She is currently the Dental Director for Northeast Delta Dental. Dr. Tillman is also a member of the Steering Committee for the NH Oral Health Plan and a member of the New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition.

 

Barb WauchopeBarbara Wauchope is an independent consultant who conducts evaluations and applied research for federal and state agencies and nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of child and family well-being and foundation grantmaking. She is the former Director of the Carsey Evaluation Program at UNH’s Carsey Institute.

Manchester Team to Help Children Exposed to Violence

In spring 2016, the HNH Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 to the Manchester Community Health Center to launch ACERT, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team.  In partnership with the Manchester Police Department, local crisis advocates and behavioral health providers, ACERT will provide access to support services to Manchester children who witness violence.   The project is funded for three years. Read more about the ACERT project here.

Need Assistance With Obtaining Healthcare Coverage?

HNH Foundation does not provide healthcare coverage, nor do we provide consumer assistance.  However, we are happy to refer you to the following resources:

New Hampshire Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): contact the NH Dept. of Health and Human Serivces at 800-852-3345, ext. 4344.

 

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A statewide effort by the New Hampshire Health Plan, Covering New Hampshire is the official, free resource for Granite Staters to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace, the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and the new, affordable health insurance plans that are now available to you. Covering New Hampshire can help you get covered by:

  1. Helping you understand the new health care law and how it affects you.
  2. Serving as a resource to help you learn about the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  3. Providing you details about the new health insurance plans that are available to Granite Staters through the Marketplace.
  4. Informing you about the financial assistance that is available to make health insurance affordable.
  5. Connecting you with the Health Insurance Marketplace and the New Hampshire Health Protection Program online or by phone.
  6. Connecting you with in-person assisters around New Hampshire who will help you through the enrollment process step-by-step.
  7. Connecting you with other New Hampshire organizations that are here to help you get covered.

HNH Foundation Welcomes Barbara Wauchope and Thomas Clairmont to the Board of Directors

 

The HNH Foundation has elected two new members to the Board of Directors. Joining the Board are:  Barbara Wauchope of Lee, NH, and Thomas A. Clairmont of Belmont, NH. According to HNH Foundation Board President Gail Garceau, “These new members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help us maximize the impact of every grant we make on behalf of children and families across the state.”

Dr. Wauchope is an independent consultant who conducts evaluations and applied research for federal and state agencies and nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of child and family well-being and foundation grantmaking.  She is the former Director of the Carsey Evaluation Program at UNH’s Carsey Institute. Dr. Wauchope received her master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Clairmont is the retired CEO of LRG Healthcare, and has been affiliated with the Lakes Region General Hospital since 1971. He also has served as CEO of Franklin Regional Hospital. Mr. Clairmont’s educational background includes an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management.