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. […]

Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire

Even in a relatively well-off state like New Hampshire, food insecurity—the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life—affects about one in ten residents. With support from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, the UNH Carsey Institute for Public Policy has published a new research brief that assesses New Hampshire’s food […]

Important new study documents a significant share of NH children are at risk

Science tells us that investing in the early years of a child’s life matters because it is during this time that we set the foundation for all learning and growth. That is why The Endowment for Health, the NH Charitable Foundation and the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation commissioned two studies over two years by […]

New Hampshire Oral Health Baseline Survey I (2017)

Identifying Oral Health Resources and Promising Practices in Community-based, Non-traditional Settings An inventory and examination of the state’s community-based oral health programs with consideration of promising and best practice criteria for use by providers, policy-makers, program planners and consumers.

Investing in the Early Years: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood in New Hampshire (2017)

In recent years, a confluence of research has called attention to the importance of investments in early childhood, from home visiting programs that start during the prenatal period to high-quality preschool one or two years before kindergarten entry. A first line of research is from leading developmental theories in disparate disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, and […]

2015 New Hampshire Oral Health Plan

New Hampshire has made great strides in oral health since the release of the Surgeon General’s seminal report in 2000, Oral Health in America. That report served to catalyze a range of stakeholders in New Hampshire who recognized the importance of optimal oral health as part of overall health, and together, they developed the state’s […]

Understanding NH Dental Claims Data 2014-15

This report summarizes findings from a project designed to gain understanding of dental claims data in New Hampshire. Building upon current analysis of medical claims data, the project explored the dental claims data to understand how these data can be used to better understand the landscape of oral health service delivery in New Hampshire, with […]

Healthy People Healthy Places Plan 2014-2019 – Full Report

In 2008, New Hampshire’s first Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Action Plan was launched. The plan was developed through a collaborative effort of public- and private-sector partners concerned about the increasing overweight and obesity rates within the state’s population. HEAL established a vision for a New Hampshire in which all residents improve health and quality […]