Foundation Announces New Name

The HNH Foundation announced today that it is changing its name to the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation.

“We have taken the opportunity to choose a new identity that is more descriptive of what we are about,” said foundation president and CEO Gail Garceau. “This new name better communicates who the foundation is and what we do, and will amplify awareness of that.”

The foundation was formed in 1997 as the result of the merger between Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Matthew Thornton Health Plan and was originally called the Healthy New Hampshire Foundation. It later shortened its name to HNH Foundation, which has been in use since 2005.

“Though we are updating our name and our logo, our mission remains the same — To improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population, with a focus on its most vulnerable children,” Garceau emphasized.

As a leading funder for children’s health in the state, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation’s grant making will continue to focus on prevention and early intervention for children up to age five.

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