Endowment for Health Awards Nearly $1.3 Million

Monday, July 11, 2016

Concord – The Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest health foundation, has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants year-to-date.  The grants support a wide array of research and awareness-raising projects that include a focus on health equity, children’s behavioral health, early childhood, elder health and health policy.    

“The projects and coalitions we fund will help to raise awareness and enhance knowledge of several important health and social issues in our state,” said Endowment for Health Program Director Kim Firth.  “Our recent grants will support our community partners as they convene policy dialogues, create innovative communications and conduct research that leads to better informed decision making,” she said.  The following grants are a sampling of the most current Endowment-funded projects:

Early Learning New Hampshire/Spark NH, $6,775Gubernatorial Forum on Early Childhood  Slated to take place on August 30 at the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College, all New Hampshire gubernatorial candidates will be invited to participate and share their views on the importance of early childhood investments.

University of New Hampshire, $120,000 Legal and Regulatory Assessment of Value Based Reform Efforts in New Hampshire  This research will describe the health care payment regulatory landscape, evaluate the legal barriers to current payment reform efforts and recommend opportunities to support reform efforts through regulatory change.

Union Leader Charitable Fund, $65,000 – Aging in the Granite State is a media partnership with the Union Leader, the state’s largest newspaper.  Underwritten coverage will employ the practice of solutions journalism to raise public awareness of and community engagement in promising approaches that create age-friendly communities.

Leadership New Hampshire, $38,969What Kind of State Do We Want? This new Leadership New Hampshire curriculum will provide state leaders with an understanding of systemic discrimination and privilege that creates racial inequity in our state; supporting them to develop skills to use their spheres of influence to create a more equitable New Hampshire.

Rivier College, $4,292Rivier Success and Visionary Project (RSVP).  Students will gain a larger awareness of diverse communities served by health professionals and organizations in the Greater Nashua area, including hospitals and nonprofit organizations.