Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. In this TED Talk, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the […]
The recording of Preparing for the Child Health Surge, the Pandemic’s Effect on the Well-Being of Children is available HERE.
The Foundation and other private funders recently launched a pilot project to expand outreach to those who might be eligible to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly known as food stamps). The campaign was developed and implemented in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and run by Fair […]
Free, virtual event, May 26, 2021 // THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS ON THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN While the pandemic has affected our society at all levels, what are the short and long-term effects of social isolation and household financial stress on young children expected to be? And how might we strategize now to help children and […]
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 […]
Click here to read the Foundation’s April 2021 newsletter.
Policy brief outlines case for public support and NH expansion // The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly called food stamps), is a long-established, well-known federally funded nutrition program that helps millions of low-income individuals and families buy groceries. One in nine families in the United States benefit from participation in the program. Approximately […]
Every day is a chance to connect, even if it’s just with a smile // FRANKLIN NH — Since well before the onset of the pandemic, there has been a simple flyer posted on the entrance door to the kitchen at Franklin Middle School. Titled Franklin Food Service Food For Thought its message conveys this […]
In 2020 the Foundation provided more than $1.5 million in 30 grant awards and other related investments to support the work of its partner organizations and move its mission forward. Since 1997 it has invested more than $15 million into New Hampshire communities to benefit the state’s most vulnerable children. For detail see 2020 annual […]
Click here to read the Foundation’s February newsletter.