One of the Foundation’s strengths is to engage and lead diverse partners in new forms of collaboration. The FHC serves as the catalyst and backbone for its various initiatives and assists those partners in collaborations that elevate their collective impact. In addition, the Foundation has the benefit of facilitating program integration for the benefit of the communities served by housing its diverse group of programs and staff in one location, streamlining processes, and opening pathways for collaborations. As an affiliate of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, the Foundation is strategically linked to all of the hospitals and health systems in the state.
The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) is a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve health and healthcare through innovative partnerships with both individuals and organizations. Founded in 1968 as an education and research organization for the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA), the Foundation was reorganized in 1995 to meet the needs of a changing healthcare system. The Foundation for Healthy Communities is led by a board of directors with a broad range of expertise which guides its strategic and programmatic efforts.
Today, the Foundation is a partnership between New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, home care agencies, community organization and other healthcare stakeholders focusing on quality of care, access to health services, and prevention as the major priorities of work, aligning with the Foundation’s mission of improving total population health for all communities.