Improving Community Health Is Complex

For many health care organizations or community partners:

  • It is challenging to keep up with massive amounts of health care data that changes constantly.

  • It is frustrating being so busy in your day-to-day role that you lack the bandwidth to address the problems you encounter.

  • Staying compliant with ever-changing regulations.

  • Maintaining health care quality in the face of financial challenges and workforce shortages can feel overwhelming.

At the Foundation for Healthy Communities

We know that innovative partnerships can develop the right tools and strategies to help individuals achieve their highest potential for health and well being in the communities where they live, work, learn and play.

Bringing Stakeholders Together to Address Community Health Needs

We achieve our mission of improving total population health through our dynamic partnerships between hospitals, medical providers, health plans, health care stakeholders, and community organizations and individuals.


FHC is the quality arm of the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA). It therefore has a unique relationship with an advocacy-focused organization that can help direct policy changes that support our work.


Hospital Partner

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Community Partner

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Funding Partner

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A Message from our Executive Director

“When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we,’ even illness becomes wellness.” – Malcolm X


With the start of a new year, the opportunities to work with partners to improve health in our communities are limitless. It is with renewed enthusiasm that we continue our dynamic partnerships with health providers, patients, caregivers, insurance carriers, funders, and many community-based organizations across the state.


We are also excited to engage new partners in the year ahead and build connections for equitable health for all. Teamwork, partnership and collaboration benefit everyone as a result of shared expertise and knowledge. All successful efforts have strong relationships behind them.


I am proud of all we have accomplished this past year, and look forward to more shared successes in 2024.


Be healthy, stay well!


Peter Ames

Executive Director

Our Impact:

$496.7 Million

Amount New Hampshire hospitals and health systems invested in their communities in total community benefits provided in 2018.*

Read more about the positive impact of NH hospitals and health systems on their communities.


Health Insurance Navigation

The Foundation for Healthy Communities’ Health Insurance Navigation Program operates year-round to increase awareness among the remaining uninsured about the coverage options available to them, help consumers find affordable coverage that meets their needs, and assist consumers beyond the enrollment process to ensure they’re equipped with the tools and resources needed to utilize and maintain their health coverage all year