Endowment for Health awards $1.4 m in grants

CONCORD— The Endowment for Health recently awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to support health needs and social services in New Hampshire and to help shape health policies.

“These projects address pressing needs and support collective work across New Hampshire to address the health and well-being of everyone who lives here,” said Sue Fulton, chief financial officer for the Endowment for Health.

Recent grants include:

• Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire — $20,000 — for the English Enrichment & Citizenship Preparation Project.

• Concord School District — $20,000 — for a project that trains teachers, staff and community partners about working with refugee children.

• Emerging Leaders in Communities of Color — $22,500 — for a program designed to strengthen the state’s diverse communities by developing people for leadership roles.

• Families in Transition — $55,000 — A Medicaid institute that will educate the state’s housing agencies about the state Medicaid plan and develop custom business plans around reimbursable expenses.

• Health Strategies of New Hampshire — $23,804 — for the Family and Youth Leadership Project.

• Lamprey Health Care — $35,000 — The Equity Leaders Fellowship Program will utilize the expertise of New Hampshire leaders of color to train rising minority community leaders.

• Manchester Community Health Center — $15,000 — The Behavioral Health Integration Project will offer a continuum of coordinated behavioral health services at Manchester Community Health Center, Westside Neighborhood Health Center and the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.

• New Hampshire Legal Assistance — $17,700 — Combating Elder Financial Exploitation in New Hampshire will develop a program to address the growing problem of elder financial exploitation.

• New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition/Public Health Association — $17,000 — for the 2015 New Hampshire Oral Health Plan.

• Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire — $20,000 — The Be Someone Project will promote recovery from addiction through a statewide campaign.

• University of New Hampshire — $50,000 — for a program designed to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood.

• UNH — $201,230 — for the Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative, a program designed to improve health care.

For more details, visit www.endowmentforhealth.org

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