The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed in 1997 and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Over the last twenty-five years the Foundation has committed $16.5 million in total awards and field investments. It awarded nearly $1.8 million in grants and strategic investments in 2021 alone. Among other 2021 highlights, it refined its strategic […]
Goal is to improve oral health among youngest children / / The latest New Hampshire Third Grade Healthy Smiles-Healthy Growth Survey identified statistically significant oral health issues among children in Coos County. They had the highest prevalence of decay experiences and untreated decay and the lowest prevalence of dental sealants statewide. The survey discovered that […]
Van Scoyoc Legacy Award
This award recognizes a New Hampshire not-for-profit organization, or an individual who works for a non-profit, that demonstrates exemplary and aspirational commitment or innovation toward improving the health of New Hampshire’s children and families.
The 2022 recipient is Dr. Chuck Cappetta of Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Nashua who has been practicing pediatric and family medicine for more than 30 years.
From his “bag of bones” presentations to pre-schoolers, to “Dental Health Month” chats with kindergarten and elementary school students, to body health, safe sex and other self-care informational sessions with older students, to his signature program for fourth graders, Granite State FitKids — in any role and in any setting, Dr. Chuck’s kindness, compassion, humor and his friendly, relatable approach always shines through.
The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation awarded $1.8 million in grants and strategic investments during its latest program year, with new awards and field investments benefiting 28 health-related initiatives and projects at nonprofit and community organizations across the state.