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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - State Partnership Program

Grantee Information

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
97 Pleasant St., New Hampshire Family Planning Program, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-8459 (Phone)
(603) 271-0824 (Fax)
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government. It provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors. The NHDHHS administers programs and services in the area of mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse and public health.

Grant Project Information

FY10 State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
$139,687
Dr. Trinidad Tellez
(603) 271-8459
Trinidad.tellez@dhhs.state.nh.us

Abstract

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services(NDHHS) State Partnership Program will address accessibility of medical services for minority populations statewide, with an emphasis on mental health and the financial barriers to all services. New Hampshire’s minority and ethnic populations include a significant number of refugees who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from previous exposure to torture and/or terrorization. At the same time, many of these individuals, as well as their social networks, either stigmatize mental health or believe the services are ineffective. Even if these individuals have the desire to seek help, they are often too financially insecure to procure health services. Assistance and outreach programs that might address these issues are hindered by the lack of data on these minority populations. To address these issues, NDHHS is partnering with The Endowment for Health Foundation, the Medical Interpretation Advisory Board, Nashua Red Cross, African Coalition of Manchester and Catholic Charities to collect data on different ethnicities throughout the state, educate minorities on methods for accessing health care, establish linkages between ethnic leaders and mental health providers, and engage in workforce development to help minorities achieve financial security. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, partner records, progress reports, pre/post program partner surveys and training attendance records will be developed and used to collect

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

Key (not more than 5) Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives (by number and name) toward which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of #link# OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):

HP 2010: Data for leading health indicators
HP 2010: High school completion
HP 2010: Primary care screening and assessment
HP 2010: Treatment for adults with mental disorders
HP 2010: Source of ongoing care

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