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The learning collaborative also included the identification and exploration of challenges in payment for substance use disorder screening and treatment. According to the report, the state’s current opiate epidemic highlights the need for better screening for behavioral health issues, prevention and treatment referral in primary care.

The research, conducted in partnership with 60 organizations, is based on a philosophy of shared data and shared learning that emphasizes the importance of transparency across all stakeholder groups.

Twenty-five to 30 percent of visits for primary medical care either originate from or have a significant related behavioral health component. Research also found that depression and anxiety with a co-occurring chronic medical condition increase costs dramatically.

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Endowment for Health grant will support efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care practice in New Hampshire


Governor Hassan, Initiative Chairs, Directors Helms, Ryer Tenth Anniversary 2015

NH Citizens Health Initiative Tenth Anniversary Celebration, September 28, 2015

Speakers: Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD, Chair; Rob Nordgren, MD, MPH, MBA, CEO Palo Alto Medical Group Foundation; Governor Maggie Hassan


  • MapNH Health project launches; brings NH's health future into focus. What will the state of New Hampshire’s health look like over the next two decades? What will the challenges be in meeting the health care needs of our residents? A new website  provides a novel way to examine what the state’s people and their health could look like in 2020 and 2030. MapNH Health is targeted to community and business leaders, policy makers and engaged consumers in the state, and is designed to inform both public policy and community conversations about how New Hampshire can best prepare for the future health and health care needs of the state’s residents.


  • Northern New England Healthcare Transformation Symposium. Health care providers, purchasers and stakeholders from New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine came together at UNH Durham on May 21, 2013 to share learning on advancing change in health care system transformation. Jay Want, MD, past chair of Center for Improving Value in Health Care in Colorado provided the keynote remarks. The Symposium also included presentations and panel discussions highlighting health transformatin work across northern New England including using data to drive system change; regional tools for learning and collaboration, and funders' perspectives on supportingtransformation. Sponsors included Anthem, CIGNA and Havard Pilgrim and funders Jessie B. Cox Trust, Endowment for Health, Maine Health Access Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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