NH Department of Safety – Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services’ various functions. These include the dissemination of public education and information relative to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Statewide Trauma  System. The Bureau is responsible for managing the training, testing, and licensing of EMS providers, units, instructors, training agencies, EMS dispatchers and EMS vehicles, including wheel chair vans. (Law: RSA 153-A) (Rules: Saf-C 5900) It is also responsible for facilitating the establishment and maintenance of a communications network that includes citizen access, EMS Units, healthcare facilities, local, EMS Regional Councils, county, and state agencies.

NH Department of Education (DOE)

The NH Department of Education’s mission is “To provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities and quality practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society.” The Department of Education offers a wide variety of programs and services in support of New Hampshire’s students, teachers, educators, administrators, families, and community members.

NH Division of Motor Vehicles

Describes the requirements needed to get a NH driver license, forms and logs available for downloading and listings of Commercial Driver Education Schools in the state.

NH Department of Education, Vocational Rehab – Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This program within the NH Department of Education, Vocational Rehab administers the telecommunications equipment loaner program; participates in the screening of sign language interpreters and maintains a list and fee schedule of screened and certified interpreters; provides technical assistance to state and private agencies on request in order to ensure accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people; assists in development of legislation affecting deaf and hard of hearing people in the state as approved by the state board of education; works with the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the NH Association of the Deaf, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing and any other consumer group as needed to ensure quality services for deaf and hard of hearing; and serves as an information and referral source for the state on the subject of deafness and hearing loss.

NHDHHS, Special Medical Services

SMS provides care coordination services; support for child development and neuromotor clinics; nutritional and feeding/swallowing consultation; psychological and physical therapy services. Special Medical Services provides medical and financial services to children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Children with special health care needs are those who have, or are at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions, which require health and related services of a type beyond that, required by children generally.

Head Start (State Collaboration Office)

Head Start and Early Head Start offer families a variety of program options, including center-based, home-based, or a combination of both. For infants and toddlers, the home-based option includes a socialization day at the center where parents learn parenting skills along with new ways to promote their children’s development.

Most children in New Hampshire Head Start attend five days per week for part of the day. Nationally, almost half of the children participate in a 5-day, full day program option. For New Hampshire preschoolers who need a full day program while their parents are working, training or searching for a job, some Head Start programs administer full day services, while others collaborate with local child care programs.

NHDHHS, Child Development Bureau

The Child Development Bureau (CDB) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families by: enhancing the quality, affordability and accessibility of high quality child care; increasing access to developmentally appropriate services; and promoting community-based programs that encourage healthy growth and development. The CDB is also committed to supporting child care providers by: coordinating child care business operations; providing education and communication; and Supporting responsive customer service for providers, parents, and DHHS staff. The CDB: Helps pay for some of the cost of child care for families; Helps child care providers offer quality care and services; and Helps families find child care that meets the needs of the child and the family online  or via a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency in their community.

NH Department of Health STD/ HIV Ryan White Program

DHHS receives funding to provide life-sustaining medications and to ensure quality clinical and case management services to NH residents who are infected with HIV and are not eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid. These services include: prescription medication coverage, health insurance continuation, primary and specialty care services, home health care, and case management.