Announcement - NH Community Health Worker Coalition

Community Health Workers assist vulnerable community members in accessing the resources they need to be healthier by building bridges across healthcare, public health, and human services. The NH Community Health Worker Coalition was developed to support this vital role, as the workforce of Community Health Workers grows.

The purpose of a NH Community Health Workers Coalition is to bring together Community Health Workers, along with supportive health professionals, stakeholders, and community leaders, to

  • Promote CHWs as vital members of the healthcare and social service team
  • Leverage opportunities to educate stakeholders about CHW model
  • Advocate for healthcare policy changes that advance the sustainability of CHW programs

Coalition membership is free! And there are already 85 members. Members benefit through quarterly meetings, access to the NH CHW Coalition Basecamp pages, and a monthly newsletter.

The Coalition is supported by both the Northern and Southern AHECs (Area Health Education Center) and the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

To join the coalition, simply go to this link or copy this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JoinNHCHWCoalition

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Myers and Stauffer is supporting the collaboration of 7 regionally-based Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) as a part of New Hampshire's Building Capacity for Transformation Medicaid Section 1115(a) Research & Demonstration Waiver. This waiver allows New Hampshire to access up to $150 million dollars over five years as a part of a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. This is an unprecedented opportunity for New Hampshire to strengthen community-based mental health services, combat the state's opioid crisis, and drive health care delivery system reform. The IDNs are comprised of primary care providers, behavioral health providers (including both mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) providers), hospitals, county correctional and/or nursing facilities, and social service organizations partnering to achieve specified process milestones and performance based metric targets - collectively as a single IDN. To achieve the state’s vision for Medicaid system transformation, the IDNs are implementing evidence-supported projects built around three enabling pathways: • Mental health and substance use disorder treatment capacity building • Integration of physical and behavioral health care • Improving transitions of care across settings


 

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