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Rural Health
Resources by State: New Hampshire

The USDA Summer Food Service Program in Coös County, New Hampshire: Perspectives of Site Sponsors, Program Managers, and Staff on Program Implementation and Operation
Provides a case study of a rural program that provides free lunches to school-age children in the summer. Focuses on how the program works and reports on the experiences of those working with the program. Includes data on food insecurity for children in the U.S. and New Hampshire and an overview of USDA school food programs.
Author(s): Jean Bessette
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Telemedicine in N.H.
Radio interview discusses the advantages and barriers to telemedicine both broadly and within New Hampshire. Covers the role of state laws regarding reimbursement, broadband access, and how rural hospitals are using telemedicine.
Citation: New Hampshire Public Radio
Date: 07/2018
Type: Audio
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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 Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Ray of Hope Behavioral Health Program: Cottage Hospital – Woodsville, N.H.
Describes Cottage Hospital, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital that provides healthcare services to a large region of New Hampshire and Vermont, with an additional 10 beds for the Ray of Hope behavioral health program designed for older adults. Discusses the Ray of Hope program and covers impacts, lessons learned, and future goals of the program.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Relationships and Partnerships: How ACOs Are Improving Treatments for Super-Utilizers
Highlights three rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are working to improve care for their super-utilizer patients. Features three success stories showing how the ACOs helped meet patient needs and improve patient health.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Working Families’ Access to Early Childhood Education: Gaps in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont
Highlights a study on the lack of access to child care for working parents in a rural region on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire. Compares child care costs to the median family income of the area and discusses the policy implications of these gaps.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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New Hampshire Primary Care Sourcebook 2018
Resource for primary care facilities and providers in the state of New Hampshire. Includes information about community health centers, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), patient centered medical homes, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Primary focus is on healthcare access.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans
Reports on several Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) programs in 7 states. Presents a breakdown of each program and highlights challenges each program had to overcome. Bases analysis on 2 separate state surveys. Also includes tools useful to building collaborative partnerships between VA medical providers and aging and disability agencies in order to better serve veterans in their communities.
Author(s): Christina Neill Bowen, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kali Thomas, James Rudolph
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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An Assessment of Mobile and Portable Dentistry Programs to Improve Population Oral Health
Describes configurations of portable and mobile dental programs including models and applications, discusses targeted populations, details variations in regulations by state, and examines outcomes of preventive interventions in underserved areas. Includes case studies of 7 programs initiated to improve access in underserved populations or in rural areas.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Rachel Carter, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Evaluation of a project to improve services offered by Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center. The 25 participants were dairy workers originally from Southern Mexico who were employed on 6 farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during the 7 months of the study.
Author(s): Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(1), 91-93
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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