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

As we round the corner into fall, winter is not far behind. That means we are squarely entering respiratory virus season, when flu, COVID-19, RSV and other viruses are known to cause severe illness, hospitalization and death. Now is the time to protect yourself, your families and your communities against these viruses.


We have been through a lot over the past three plus years dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic, but we are so much better prepared today than we were before with information, resources, treatments, therapeutics and vaccines. Please visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine webpage for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as information about the flu and RSV. Or visit, a joint effort of the New Hampshire Medical Society, Bi-State Primary Care Association, and the Foundation for Healthy Communities, to learn more about the importance of being proactive to protect your health and those around you.


Talk to your doctor or other trusted health care provider to learn about the benefits of protecting you and your family against respiratory viruses this season. Together, we can get through this respiratory virus season and stay connected to our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers so that we don’t miss the important moments in our lives.


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

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