|Caring for children with special needs can be exhausting and complex. Parents and caregivers often struggle to find the resources and services their
child needs. NH Family Voices is in a unique position to help families because we are parents who have children/youth and young adults with chronic
health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges.
NH Family Voices operates a "Family To Family Health and Education Center" with one to one phone assistance, educational materials, a Lending
Library and quarterly newsletter. NH Family Voice participates in several projects, each with a specific focus on different ways we can help
families to become informed, experienced, self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves. There is no charge for the services we
provide. We are funded by state and federal grants, as well as donations from community partners and supporters.
|Give us a call or e-mail
In NH Toll Free:
1-800-852-3345 X 4525
or (603) 271-4525
Welcome to NH Family Voices
Children and youth with special health care needs are those who have, or are at risk for, a chronic physical,
developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or
amount beyond that required by children generally.
- (US DHHS, Maternal and Child Health Bureau)
A recent national survey estimates that 50,365 children in New Hampshire presently have a special health care
need. Some children require only an accurate diagnosis and routine treatment and monitoring. Other's will need
life-sustaining technology, treatment, and medicines throughout their lives.
Children with special health needs tend to receive their health care from a combination of private and public
financing and delivery systems, and many depend on multiple providers. This maze of services can be daunting for
parents, caregivers, and the professionals who support them.
|Who are children with special health care needs?
|Federal Health and Human Services Launches New Health Insurance Website, Toll-Free Hotline
|HHS launched a new consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and a 24-hours-a-day
consumer call center. These tools are designed to help people prepare for open
enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance through the Health Benefit
Marketplace. The new tools will help insurance consumers understand their choices and
select the coverage that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the Marketplace
begins October 1.
The website, which already includes educational information, will add functionality over
the summer so that, by October, consumers will be able to create accounts, complete
an online application, and shop for qualified health plans. For Spanish speaking consumers,
CuidadoDeSalud.gov will also be updated to match HealthCare.gov's consumer focus.
Key features of the website include integration of social media, shareable content, and engagement destinations for consumers to get more
information. The site will also launch with web chat functionality to support additional consumer inquiries.
The new Marketplace Call Center will provide educational information and, beginning Oct. 1, 2013, will assist consumers with application completion
and plan selection. In addition to English and Spanish, the call center provides assistance in more than 150 languages through an interpretation and
Customer service representatives are available for assistance via a toll-free number at 1-800-318-2596 and hearing impaired callers using
TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.