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Endowment for Health awards nearly $1.3m for local projects

March 13. 2018 11:55PM

CONCORD — The Endowment for Health, the state’s largest health foundation, recently awarded nearly $1.3 million to support several community health care projects.

“Recent grants allow us to continue strengthening coalitions and building strong fields that can advocate for system-level improvements that advance health, wellbeing and opportunity for everyone in New Hampshire,” said Endowment for Health Program Director Kelly LaFlamme.

The foundation focuses on health equity, children’s behavioral health, early childhood, elder health and health policy, LaFlamme said.

The following grants are a sampling of recently funded projects:

• University of New Hampshire, $40,000 — Implementing a System of Care Approach for Children’s Behavioral Health. This project provides technical support to the New Hampshire Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.

• New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, $30,000 — Family and Medical Leave Insurance Economic Analysis and Modeling.

• University of New Hampshire, $40,000 — The Leadership Equity Series is designed to create more equitable and inclusive leadership practices in New Hampshire organizations.

• Manchester Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., $50,000 — The Medicaid Institute Phase III will document, educate and promote the positive health outcomes and cost savings achieved through supportive housing services and work toward a supportive housing benefit within Medicaid.

• Fair Food Network, $20,000 — Double Up Food Bucks is a statewide grocery pilot aimed at helping low-income families purchase fresh fruits and vegetables by developing a regional supply chain connecting farmers and mainstream grocers.

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