New Hampshire Discretionary Awards

Project Title: New Hampshire MCH Data Enhancement Project

Grant Number: H18MC00033
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: NH ST DEPT OF HEALTH & WELFARE, DIV OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Address: OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH 29 Hazen Dr Concord, NH 03301-6510
Project Director: Paulette Valliere
Phone Number: (603) 271-4527
Email: Paulette.Valliere@dhhs.nh.gov

Project Description

MCH ability to utilize data for needs assessment, planning and evaluation has been limited by data quality, timeliness issues and personnel shortages. The SSDI project supports the Title V block grant application and report through the needs assessment process as well as the analysis, translation, dissemination and utilization of MCH data.

Project Title: Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership

Grant Number: H33MC06727
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Address: 11 Rope Ferry Rd # 6210 Hanover, NH 03755-1421
Project Director: Maia S. Rutman
Phone Number: (401) 575-3333
Email: Maia.S.Rutman@hitchcock.org

Project Description

Performance measures have been partially achieved. There is a lack of assessment for the new performance measures including the assignment of prehospital pediatric emergency care coordinator and the submission of NEMSIS version 3 data. Additionally reassessment is needed for previously deficient measures including inter-facility guidelines and agreements.

Project Title: New Hampshire Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership Grant Program

Grant Number: H33MC32395
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
Address: 1 Medical Center Dr. Lebanon, NH 03756-1000
Project Director: Maia S. Rutman
Phone Number: (401) 575-3333
Email: Maia.S.Rutman@hitchcock.org

Project Description

With the new national Performance Measures having been recently released we have yet to assess these additions including the assignment of prehospital pediatric emergency care coordinator and the submission of NEMSIS version 3 data. Previously designated national Performance Measures including inter-facility guidelines and agreements, an EMSC Advisory Committee that meets regularly, and specific statutes and rules addressing EMSC priorities have been partially met. Reassessment is needed to identify progress in meeting performance measures and to identify areas of need for future program activities.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Grant Number: H61MC00034
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 29 Hazen Dr. Concord, NH 03301-6510
Project Director: Courtney Keane
Phone Number: (603) 271-1037
Email: Courtney.Keane@dhhs.nh.gov

Project Description

The New Hampshire Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program seeks to increase the percent of infants who do not pass the newborn hearing screening and receive appropriate and timely diagnostic testing and referral to early intervention, if needed.

Project Title: NH Family Voices - Family to Family Health Information and Education Center

Grant Number: H84MC09488
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: NH Coalition for Citizens w/Disabilities
Address: 151 Manchester St STE A Concord, NH 03301-5132
Project Director: Terry Ohlson-Martin
Phone Number: (603) 271-8180
Email: tom@nhfv.org

Project Description

Families reported via one to one contacts with staff at NHFV their lack of information and knowledge regarding the availability of health care and resources. In addition to accessing medical and community based resources, families reported difficulty locating information that is easily understood regarding the diagnosis and treatments of their children, public and private insurance benefits and limitations. New Hampshire is one of eleven states in the country that are 209(b) states. In 209(b) states, Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries are not automatically eligible for Medicaid services. This continues to cause confusion for policymakers, families and providers, leading to families’ inability to access vital programs associated with Medicaid. Families feel a sense of isolation and frustration, not only because of their child’s diagnosis but because of the physical distance between services and lack of availability for connecting with other who who could provide peer support.

Project Title: New England Regional Genetics Network

Grant Number: UH7MC30778
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Address: SERVICE BUILDING, ROOM 111 51 COLLEGE ROAD DURHAM, NH 03824-3585
Project Director: Peter Antal
Phone Number: (603) 617-2539
Email: peter.antal@unh.edu

Project Description

The New England Regional Genetics Network (NERGN) aims to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions (including congenital and metabolic disorders); and to improve the quality of coordinated and comprehensive genetic services to children and their families.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020