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Rural Health
Resources by State: New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources and information on New Hampshire's response to COVID-19, including resources for long-term care facilities, first responders, and other organizations, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
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Substance Use Disorder: Reliable Data Needed for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program
Reviews what is known about the number of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities and services, overall treatment capacity, and barriers to expanding capacity. Describes the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG), State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) programs, and examines how seven states utilized these programs. Evaluates the data used to assess the effectiveness of these programs, and offers recommendations to improve the reliability of data collected on individuals served by the SABG program.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Listening to Rural Stories: Q&A with Alisa Druzba
An interview with Alisa Druzba, director of the New Hampshire's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, who discusses her journey to becoming a State Office of Rural Health (SORH) director, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her state, and the work her office focuses on to support rural New Hampshire.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – New Hampshire Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in New Hampshire in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in New Hampshire
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Report covering the allocation of federal resources for opioid initiatives at the federal, state, and local level. Presents data on federal funding and offers case studies of state and county-level spending data for Ohio, Arizona, Louisiana, Washington, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. Makes policy recommendations and briefly discusses grant initiatives that target rural-specific barriers to treatment.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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How Independent Primary Care Clinicians Leverage Trust to Help Vulnerable Populations
Examines how primary care clinics are meeting the needs of low-income, rural, and underserved patients. Features profiles of two New England facilities, including an independent clinic in rural Vermont.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Advocacy in New Hampshire Procures More Funding for Provider Recruitment
Describes how the New Hampshire Health Care Workforce Coalition lobbied for state legislation to increase the annual budget for the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) to enhance recruitment of healthcare providers. SLRP activities include securing hospitalists for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicaid school psychologists, and other healthcare professionals; developing loan repayment programs for dentists and behavioral health providers; and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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COVID-19 & Rural Health Equity in Northern New England
Studies the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on health equity for rural communities of Northern New England. Discusses health systems, social service organizations, and communities' responses to the pandemic; efforts to protect vulnerable populations; telehealth; financial impacts on healthcare organizations; and more.
Author(s): Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Anne Sosin
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Equity and Rural Empowerment Initiative
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COVID-19 and Rural Hospital Struggles
Recording of a May 14, 2020, webinar on health care delivery and financial challenges facing rural hospitals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Features leaders from health systems in Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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