Press Releases

May 9, 2024

VA Manchester Healthcare System’s Haylie Robinson Named 2024 Clint Jones NH Nursing Award Recipient

May 9, 2024   CONCORD, NH – The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce Haylie Robinson, RN, of the VA Manchester Healthcare System, as the 2024 recipient of the Clint Jones NH Nursing ... Continue Reading

April 29, 2024

Medically Cleared Patients in NH Hospitals Face Barriers to Discharge

April 29, 2024   Concord, NH – A March 2024 report by the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities shows that patients who no longer have medical needs are stuck in ... Continue Reading

April 16, 2024

Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists Named

April 16, 2024   Top Prize Up to $100,000 in HealthForce NH Competition to Help Solve the Health Care Workforce Shortage   The HealthForce NH team at the Foundation for Healthy Communities today announced the semi-finalists of ... Continue Reading

April 16, 2024

Foundation for Healthy Communities Observes National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 15, 2024   FHC Joins National Initiative to Highlight the Importance of Advance Directives on April 16, 2024   The Foundation for Healthy Communities, along with many other organizations across the state, will join a national ... Continue Reading

March 4, 2024

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2024 Clint Jones Nursing Award: Award Highlights Excellence in Aspiring Nurse Leaders

March 4, 2024   The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the 2024 Clint Jones Nursing Award. This annual award recognizes a registered nurse practicing in New Hampshire ... Continue Reading

March 4, 2024

Innovation Challenge Kicks Off – Top Prize Up to $100,000: HealthForce NH Competition Seeks Novel Solutions to the Health Care Workforce Shortage

March 4, 2024   The HealthForce NH team at the Foundation for Healthy Communities today announced the launch of its Innovation Challenge, designed to promote and support innovative ventures in the health care workforce space in ... Continue Reading

October 31, 2023

Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) Offering Health Insurance Assistance During Open Enrollment

October 31, 2023 Kick-Off Event Scheduled for November 1st at FHC to Provide Assistance CONCORD, NH – With Open Enrollment beginning November 1, 2023, and ending January 15, 2024, the Foundation for Healthy Communities is ... Continue Reading

October 20, 2023

Foundation for Healthy Communities Announces Awards of Excellence in Healthcare at 2023 Annual Meeting

October 20, 2023   CONCORD, NH – At its Annual Meeting recently held October 15 - 17, 2023, the Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) bestowed three awards of excellence to individuals and hospitals from across ... Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

HealthForce NH at the Foundation for Healthy Communities Awarded $1 Million Grant to Support Development of Innovative Approaches to Solving Health Care Workforce Shortage

October 18, 2023       Concord, NH – The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) announced at its annual meeting its receipt of an “innovation” grant through which its HealthForce NH initiative will seek out ... Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities Announces Tammy Boucher as Director of Communications

Concord, NH — The New Hampshire Hospital Association, and its affiliated organization, the Foundation for Healthy Communities, are pleased to announce Tammy Boucher as their new Director of Communications.     Boucher brings a wealth of ... Continue Reading

July 24, 2023

HealthForce NH Announces Kate Luczko as Senior Director

Concord, NH — HealthForce NH and their backbone entity, Foundation for Healthy Communities, promote innovative partnerships and cross-sector collaboration to grow, retain, and sustain our healthcare workforce and are pleased to announce Kate ... Continue Reading

May 22, 2023

Foundation for Healthy Communities Announces Woodlawn Care Center’s Angela Hooper, RN as 2023 Clint Jones Nursing Award Recipient

CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce Angela Hooper, RN, with Woodlawn Care Center as the 2023 recipient of the Clint M. Jones Nursing Award, marking only the third ... Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Foundation for Healthy Communities Observes National Healthcare Decisions Day

Joins National Initiative to Highlight the Importance of Advance Directives on April 16, 2023   CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities, along with many other organizations across the state, will join a national movement ... Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2023 Clint Jones Nursing Award

Award Highlights Excellence in Aspiring Nurse Leaders   The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Clint Jones Nursing Award. This annual award recognizes a registered ... Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Foundation for Healthy Communities Offering Health Insurance Assistance

DID YOU RECEIVE A YELLOW LETTER FROM MEDICAID? IF YOU HAVE – WE CAN HELP!   If you are currently receiving Medicaid health insurance benefits and received a yellow letter from Medicaid, it means you need ... Continue Reading

January 30, 2023

GSHCC 2023 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Meeting

GSHCC 2023 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Meeting   Please join us for the Granite State Health Care Coalition 2023 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) meeting being held on March 9, 2023 from 9:00am - 11:00am. The meeting ... Continue Reading

January 30, 2023

Registration Open for the 2023 Granite State Health Care Coalition Conference

Rediscovering Readiness: A Year in Transition May 11, 2023 8:30am-4:15pm Grappone Conference Center Concord, New Hampshire   The Granite State Health Care Coalition thanks all those who attended the 2023 GSHCC Conference, Rediscovering Readiness: A Year in Transition.   This year's ... Continue Reading

December 29, 2022

Foundation for Healthy Communities Releases 2022 Statewide Community Benefit Report

New Hampshire’s hospitals provided more than $594 million in community benefits in 2020, according to the 2022 Statewide Community Benefit Report: An Overview of Hospital Activities recently released by the Foundation for Healthy Communities.    Hospital community benefit ... Continue Reading

November 21, 2022

New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities Celebrate the 12th Annual National Rural Health Day

Concord, New Hampshire – New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for all 50 State Offices ... Continue Reading

November 2, 2022

Upcoming Training: Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Virtual 4 Part Series Starting January 23, 2023

Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Facilitator Training Virtual Four-Part Series:  January 23 and 30; February 6 and 13, 2023 12:00pm – 1:30pm   Registration Deadline: January 20, 2023 The Foundation for Healthy Communities has served as the ... Continue Reading

November 2, 2022

Upcoming Training: Advance Care Planning, Virtual 4 Part Series Starting 11/28

Advance Care Planning Training Virtual Four-Part Series:  November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm   Registration Deadline: November 23, 2022 The Foundation for Healthy Communities is offering a four-part series for health care professionals ... Continue Reading

November 2, 2022

New Hampshire Hospital Association Receives 2022 Power of Associations Gold Award for COVID-19 Response & Recovery

Concord, NH — The New Hampshire Hospital Association has announced it earned a Power of Associations Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its COVID-19 Response and Recovery initiative.   The New ... Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

Nominations being accepted for the NHHA / FHC Annual Awards of Excellence

The call for nominations for the NHHA & FHC Annual Awards of Excellence is now open!  Please consider nominating leaders and / or efforts within your organization for the awards listed below:   New Hampshire ... Continue Reading

July 25, 2022

Registration Open for the NHHA & FHC Annual Meeting, October 16-18, 2022

Registration Information The link to register for the 2022 Annual Meeting is here:  2022 Annual Meeting Registration     Agenda The agenda is final! We're very are excited about the variety of sessions planned  - agenda is below and ... Continue Reading

July 8, 2022

Foundation for Healthy Communities Releases 2021 Annual Report

The Foundation for Healthy Communities recently released its 2021 Annual Report highlighting the challenges faced in supporting the response and recovery efforts of hospitals, partners and the state of New Hampshire to the ... Continue Reading

April 16, 2022

Foundation for Healthy Communities Observes National Healthcare Decisions Day

Joins National Initiative to Highlight the Importance of Advance Directives on April 16, 2022   CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities, along with many other organizations across the state, will join a national movement ... Continue Reading

January 25, 2022

FHC Releases Strategic Plan, 2020 – 2022

The Foundation for Healthy Communities spent 2019 developing its 2020-2022 strategic plan, which builds upon the mission of improving health and health care for all in New Hampshire. The Foundation for Healthy Communities’ 2020-2022 ... Continue Reading

January 20, 2022

Internship Opportunities Available

Internship Opportunities Foundation for Healthy Communities   The Foundation for Healthy Communities internship provides a wide range of public health and health care improvement project exposure.  Interns will assist Program Directors in support of their project ... Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Foundation for Healthy Communities Offering Health Insurance Assistance

Health Insurance Navigator Available to Assist New Hampshire Residents   CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce free health insurance navigation services to New Hampshire residents who need to apply for and ... Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

Celebrating the Power of Rural on National Rural Health Day

Today, November 18th, the New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities are proud to join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), as well as other state and national rural stakeholders, ... Continue Reading

November 17, 2021

New Hampshire Hospital Association & Foundation for Healthy Communities Honor Providers, Executives for Outstanding Service in Healthcare at 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

CONCORD, NH – At their Virtual Annual Meeting recently held during October 18 – 27, 2021, the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) and Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) honored healthcare leaders, executives, and ... Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Registration Now Open for the NHHA / FHC Annual Meeting, October 17 – 19, 2021

Agenda The full agenda for the 2021 Annual Meeting can be downloaded here.  We are excited about the variety of sessions planned, including COVID-19 & Lessons Learned, Resiliency & Leadership, and an ACHE panel on ... Continue Reading

September 10, 2021

9/11: Commemorating 20 years

For most Americans, September 11 is a moment in history when the world as we knew it changed forever. It is fitting that every year on September 11, Americans join together to honor ... Continue Reading

June 18, 2021

Ensuring Safe Environments for New Hampshire’s Most Vulnerable Populations

Hospitals & Health Systems Continuing to Require Masks for Visitors & Staff as Required by Federal Regulations   While the number of New Hampshire residents who are vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise and active ... Continue Reading

May 6, 2021

National Nurses Week May 6 – 12: Celebrating our Superheroes

Every year during National Nurses Week, May 6th – May 12th, we highlight our nurses in hospitals and health systems across the state for their compassion and dedication to their patients and communities.  This ... Continue Reading

December 16, 2020

Foundation for Healthy Communities Selected to Join the Eastern US Quality Improvement Collaborative

HANYS to lead multi-state effort as a CMS Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor; partners include Connecticut Hospital Association, Foundation for Healthy Communities/New Hampshire Hospital Association, North Carolina Healthcare Foundation, Vermont Association of Hospitals and ... Continue Reading

October 26, 2020

Organizations Team Up in Statewide Effort to Educate New Hampshire Families on Safe Medicine Storage and Disposal Practices

Partners Distributing 50,000 Medicine Disposal Pouches Statewide More Than 50,000 Medicine Disposal Pouches Ahead of Holiday Season The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) and New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA), in partnership with the Public Health ... Continue Reading

June 19, 2020

Foundation for Healthy Communities Awarded $586K Grant to Improve Access to Opioid Treatment

One of 19 Organizations Selected Nationwide   The Foundation for Healthy Communities was recently awarded more than $586,000 in grant funding from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to enhance access to treatment for ... Continue Reading

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Response

The Granite State Health Care Coalition (GSHCC) serves the entire state of New Hampshire under a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Administration for ... Continue Reading

April 16, 2020

Foundation for Healthy Communities Observes National Healthcare Decisions Day

Joins National Initiative to Celebrate Advance Directives on April 16, 2020 CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance ... Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Foundation for Healthy Communities Selected as one of FORE’s Inaugural Grant Recipients to Address Opioid Crisis

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Announces $10.1 Million in Grants to Improve Access to Opioid Treatment Funding for 19 Organizations Nationwide on the Frontlines of the Opioid Crisis   NEW YORK (March 12, 2020) – The Foundation for Opioid ... Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

NH Hospitals Provide Over $446M in Community Benefits

New Hampshire hospitals provided more than $446 million in community benefits, according to the 2019 Community Benefit Report: An Overview of Hospital Activities recently released by the Foundation for Healthy Communities. Hospital community benefits programs are designed ... Continue Reading

February 24, 2020

Upcoming Event: Emerging Focus on Age Friendly Health Systems

Emerging Focus on Age Friendly Health Systems: A Step Forward in Fall Prevention Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Grappone Conference Center Concord, NH As hospitals and health systems prepare to care for our aging population, ... Continue Reading
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