New Hampshire Discretionary Awards

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC32395
Project Start Date: July 01, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
Address: 1 Medical Center Dr Lebanon NH 03756
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: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00033
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: NH ST DEPT OF HEALTH & WELFARE, DIV OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Address: Hazen Dr Concord NH 03301
Project Director: Paulette Valliere
Phone Number: (603) 271-4527
Email: Paulette.Valliere@dhhs.nh.gov

Project Description

The ability of the New Hampshire MCH section 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 for monitoring, project planning and quality improvement activities.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00034
Project Start Date: April 01, 2000
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Address: Hazen Dr Concord NH 03301
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: Regional Genetics Networks

Grant Number: UH7MC30778
Project Start Date: June 01, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Address: SERVICE BUILDING, ROOM 111 51 COLLEGE ROAD DURHAM NH 03824
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.

Project Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Grant Number: U4CMC32316
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: September 29, 2023
Organization: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPT OF
Address: 129 Pleasant St Concord NH 03301
Project Director: AnneMarie Mercuri
Phone Number: (603) 271-4531
Email: annemarie.mercuri@dhhs.nh.gov

Project Description

New Hampshire is currently experiencing a shortage in pediatric behavioral health specialists. Therefore, it is essential to support the integration of behavioral health into pediatric primary care. The NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics program will offer training, teleconsultation, and resources to enhance provider’s capacity to address behavioral health needs of NH’s youth.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC09488
Project Start Date: June 01, 2008
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: NH Coalition for Citizens w/Disabilities
Address: Manchester St Concord NH 03301
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: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC32393
Project Start Date: July 03, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
Address: 1 Medical Center Dr Lebanon NH 03756
Project Director: John B Moeschler
Phone Number: (603) 653-6044
Email: john.moeschler@dartmouth.edu

Project Description

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) provides interdisciplinary training to enhance the clinical expertise and leadership skills of professionals dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental and other related developmental disabilities (DD), including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Project Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33595
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPT OF
Address: 129 PLEASANT ST CONCORD NH 03301
Project Director: Aurelia Moran
Phone Number: (603) 271-4540
Email: aurelia.moran@dhhs.nh.gov

Project Description

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families living in at-risk communities. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which administers this program in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, funds states, territories, and tribal entities to develop and implement evidence-based programs that best meet the needs of their communities.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020