Grant Program: State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health, FY 2005-2009
Organization Name: New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
Organization Address: 97 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: (603) 271-8459
Fax Number: (603) 271-0824
Title of Project: State of NH Office of Minority Health State Partnership Grant
Project Director: William Walker
Description of organization:
Since the implementation of the projects in the State Partnership Grant, the New Hampshire OMH staff positions have increased by two. Several mini-grants have been awarded some of which have enabled young minority students interested in pursuing a health career to explore the opportunities by attending a hands on summer nursing camp. Technical assistance is currently provided to three minority coalitions representing New Hampshire's Native and African communities.
Description of project:
The State Partnership Grant was implemented in 2005, and is currently in year three. The plan in the grant has several key components each of which is designed to address health disparities in New Hampshire’s minority communities. The main thrust of the overall project is to increase the capacity of the NH Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Minority Health, both with added staff and community involvement, thereby enabling the Department to respond to the changing needs of the state’s growing minority communities. This is accomplished through reallocating funds with awarded mini-grants and contracted technical assistance from a capacity building organization to three fledgling non-profit multicultural coalitions that address health disparities.