Foundation adds its first Director of Research and Community Impact
Alisa Druzba has been named the foundation’s first Director of Research and Community Impact. Her work will involve research and analysis of children’s health data, developing research insights for use in internal foundation planning and external stakeholder engagement, and convening the foundation’s external stakeholders to advance the state of children’s health in New Hampshire. She […]
Screening for Childhood Adversity in Primary Care
A project designed and implemented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Improvement Project and funded by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation as part of its Childhood Adversity Systems Change Project// Research has demonstrated that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) may have significant short and long-term effects on the health and well-being of children, adolescents and teens. […]
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.