Regional planners launch interactive map of recreation sites

Fosters Daily Democrat – April 29, 2021 // STRAFFORD — Strafford Regional Planning Commission has announced the launch of its Promoting Outdoor Play (POP!) online tool, which is an interactive map of over 300 publicly accessible recreation sites spread amongst the 18 communities in the SRPC region. Funded by the NH Children’s Health Foundation, SRPC has […]

The secondary tidal wave

School closures and social isolation have adverse effects on children // A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like abuse or neglect suffer life-long effects. These stressors, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, can lead to toxic levels of stress that can derail a child’s healthy development. Over […]

Significant progress made in Foundation’s strategic grantmaking

In 2019, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation began to implement a new strategic grantmaking initiative. This model directs funding in a more intentional and coordinated fashion to drive progress in two of our five funding priorities — Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma and Increase Access to Children’s Health and Dental Insurance Coverage. Our expectation […]

Driven by mission

Foundation supports essential food security work // Addressing food insecurity among the youngest children is one of the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation’s five funding priorities. It is always essential work, but it has become even more urgent during the coronavirus pandemic. Demand on food programs has increased statewide and with social distancing precautions in […]

Foundation’s 2019 annual report now available

In 2019 the Foundation not only awarded $989,800 in grant awards and other related investments but also leveraged more than $630,000 in additional funding for its mission partners. It also began to implement a new strategic grantmaking initiative which directs funding in a more thoughtful and coordinated fashion to drive progress in two of its […]

Helping farmers, grocers and families thrive in rural New Hampshire

Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), a signature program of Fair Food Network, helps those in need get access to healthy, nutritious food. Double Up matches SNAP (or food-stamp) dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of its work supporting this growing national field, Fair Food Network is sharing tools, lessons learned, and […]

The potential impacts of proposed SNAP eligibility and work requirement changes on food insecurity

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s new analysis, The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity, reviews the current success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the risks posed, especially to children, by these proposed federal policy changes. SNAP provides tens of thousands of Granite Staters with means […]

Case study: A Community Comes Together to Protect its Children

MANCHESTER N.H. — Police departments throughout the country respond to thousands of troubling incidents at residences each year where young children are present. These include domestic violence situations, overdoses, sexual assaults and suicide threats. A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like these may suffer life-long effects. […]

Addressing the shortage of oral health care in Northern NH

Innovative program brings dental care directly to children A “portable” dental program operated by a nonprofit organization has innovated the delivery of preventive dental care to vulnerable children in the least populated and most remote region of the Granite State. Dubbed the “Molar Express,” the program has been providing oral health care to North Country […]