Foundation evaluates quarter-century of work

// Evaluation discovers our “out-sized impact” // The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed in 1997 using the proceeds from the merger of a nonprofit health insurance plan into a for-profit health insurance corporation. We have been operating now for 25 years. By law, we must distribute 5% of our financial assets each year. […]

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. […]

Fall Grant Application Round Closes August 30

Letters of Inquiry accepted through August 30. // Our grant application process is open August 1 – 30 for projects that support these aspects of children’s health: Promoting oral health for children through age five and / or pregnant women. Improving access to community-level physical activity for young children and families. Improving participation in federal nutrition assistance programs […]

NH contraception access study released

In 2019, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation implemented a directed grantmaking model aimed at strengthening protective factors and early intervention practices to prevent or ameliorate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). One component of the model is the reduction of unintended pregnancy through increasing awareness and availability of all contraceptive methods so that people are empowered […]

Dartmouth Health Children’s Pediatrician Presented 2022 Van Scoyoc Award

  (Concord, NH) – Charles Cappetta, MD, FAAP, Dartmouth Health Children’s pediatrician and children’s health advocate, has been presented the 2022 Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation. The foundation is a leading funder to improve the health and wellness of children in the state. Cappetta, or simply “Dr. Chuck” […]

North Country Project Trains Preschool Teachers About Oral Health

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 […]

Foundation annual report available

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 […]

New Funding Priority Announced

Effective with the opening of it Spring grant round (February 1), the Foundation has combined its Preventing Childhood Obesity and Food Insecurity responsive grantmaking priorities into a new priority called Healthy Eating / Active Living. Projects eligible for support will promote access to affordable healthy foods or safe environments for physical activity. For more information […]