How We Can Help
This parent-run center provides free technical assistance and emotional support to families of children and youth
with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them by:
Assisting with information about the maze of public and private services for their children and youth having
Offering a listening ear and guidance to possible solutions.
Developing, producing and disseminating educational and resource materials.
Technical assistance and workshops on health care financing and best practices for children with special health
The Family Voices Lending Library strives to enhance understanding, encourage friendships, teach tolerance, and
dispel myths and stereotypes.
We provide support to families to have a voice in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of
health policies and programs for children and families.
We work with professionals and families to improve children's health policies and programs in ways that are
helpful to families.
We document family needs and family stories as a basis for policy planning and service implementation.
The NH Family To Family Health Information and Education Center is funded by a grant from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child
Health Bureau (Project # H84MC09488 ) and The NH Department of Health and Human Services, Title V,
Special Medical Services.
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Medical Home Activities
NH Family Voices participates in a number of activities that support the implementation of the medical home concept within primary
care practices. A NH Family Voices staff member serves as a Family Advisor and Consumer Consultant on a grant awarded to the
Center for Medical Home Improvement, "Medical Home Transformation in Pediatric Primary Care – What Drives Change", funded by
Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. NH Family Voices conducts trainings for
parents and professionals regarding the medical home concept, facilitates improvement teams within primary care practices, and
mentors parent advisors within healthcare systems.
New England Genetics Collaborative
The mission of the New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC) is to promote and improve health and social well-being of those with inherited conditions through
collaborations among public health professionals, private health professionals, educators, consumers and advocates in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island and Connecticut. NH Family Voices is a member of the Advisory Committee and participates on the Health Care Access Financing Workgroup whose overarching
goal is to improve healthcare insurance coverage for individuals with genetic conditions.
Improving the Health of People with Disabilities through State-Based Health Programs
NH Family Voices is a project partner on the The New Hampshire Disability and Public Health project (DPH) a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public
Health Services and the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. The overarching goal of the collaboration is to promote and maximize health, prevent
chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities. Project activities will focus on infusing disability
components into existing public health programs and activities or supporting existing public health and disability programs and activities.