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 Newsletter, December 2015
In This Issue:

President's Message:  Persistence and Foresight in Equal Measure
-- by Yvonne Goldsberry, EH President
Since taking the helm three months ago, many people have asked me to say more about plans for the future of the Endowment's work.   My answer is simple: Our direction has been thoughtfully set through our Strategic Plan and I am working to implement it with the help of the Endowment team and countless community partners.
We've set a future vision for the health and wellbeing of New Hampshire. It's big and bold and will take the long-term collaboration of entire fields.  Whether you call this staying the course, hanging tough or seeing it through, our current approach acknowledges that large-scale change takes time and persistence.
But we must also take smart risks by asking the right questions and uncovering innovation that will guide the future. It's a long distance run with bursts of sprints along the way.

Family-Friendly Policies in the Workplace:  A Business Strategy
-- A Q&A with Amanda Grappone Osmer

We recently caught up with NH business leader Amanda Grappone Osmer, owner of the Bow, NH-based Grappone Automotive Group and Endowment for Health Board member. 
It shouldn't surprise anyone that Osmer runs a mission-driven business.  Just ask her about her views on the role her team members play in the operation and her views on supporting them.  It's more than just the right thing to do.  To Osmer, it's a business imperative.

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Changing the Conversation About the Early Years

As New Hampshire strives to grow its economy and strengthen its competitive viability, our policies must support the next generation of leaders.  Who are they?  They are our youngest children.  Raising the next generation of talent depends on creating a supportive system for them now -- while they are still babies and toddlers.  Why?  A wide body of research proves that early experiences build the architecture of the maturing brain, establishing a sturdy or fragile base for all learning, health and behavior.     
Raising New Hampshire:  The Early Years is a co-production of NH Public Television and the Endowment for Health.  The program examines the necessary components of a comprehensive early childhood system.  Inspired by the national documentary series, The Raising of America, the NH program provides the local angle on systemic gaps and innovative solutions that could, if we work together and take action, create a better future for all children in the Granite State.
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Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years 

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In The Media


Keith Harrison, J.D. Elected to EH Board of Directors 

The Endowment for Health elected Keith M. Harrison, J.D. to its Board of Directors.  Harrison is a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and is a founder and past chair of the school's International Criminal Law and Justice Graduate Program.




EH Names Sue Fulton Chief Financial Officer

Sue Fulton has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.  She has been with the foundation since its inception and served the organization in progressively responsible positions.



EH Awards More Than $1.4 Million in Grants

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Concord - The Endowment for Health recently awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to support a wide array of pressing health needs as well as to help support the state's social service fields in New Hampshire and to assist in shaping equitable health policies.  
"On behalf of the Endowment for Health and our program team, I am excited to announce an array of projects supported by our recent grantmaking," said Endowment for Health Chief Financial Officer, Sue Fulton.  "These projects address pressing needs and support collective work across New Hampshire to address the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives here."   The following grants are a sampling of the most current Endowment-funded projects. 
Endowment Brings Welcoming Economies Expert to New Hampshire
Photo by Becky Field

The Endowment for Health recently hosted Global Detroit's Steve Tobocman, who is also a  founder and co-leader of the WE Global Network as well as former majority leader for the Michigan State House.
Tobocman spoke at two separate convenings on October 22nd -- First at the Gate City Immigrant Initiative during a symposium on diversity in the City of Nashua.  Tobocman then spoke later that day in Concord at the Learning Exchange on Economic Development.


"Steve's message is helping us understand how Midwest communities are expanding local and regional economies through immigrant-friendly economic development practices," said Endowment for Health Program Director Kelly Laflamme.  "We're also working to better understand how immigrants are already enriching New Hampshire's economy," she said.  



What is a Welcoming Economy? 


Out in the Field
Recognizing the Work of Our Community Partners   

Congratulations to SparkNH and Save the Children Action Network!  They ensured that early childhood was a topic of public discourse for every presidential candidate who appeared on WMUR's Conversation with the Candidate series.

From left to right:  Laura Milliken, SparkNH; Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders; and Jackie Cowell, Early Learning New Hampshire.

From left to right:  Paul Ciaramitaro, Save the Children Action Network; Presidential Candidate Donald Trump; Cellissa Hoyt, Early Learning New Hampshire.

From left to right:  Katie Brissette, Early Learning New Hampshire; Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton; Lindsay Hanson, Save the Children Action Network.

From left to right:  Mark Shriver, Save the Children Action Network;  Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush; Jackie Cowell, Early Learning New Hampshire.

From left to right:  Jackie Cowell, Early Learning New Hampshire; Presidential Candidate Chris Christie; Lindsay Hanson, Save the Children Action Network.
Also on the Early Childhood front, kudos to all involved in Transforming Tomorrow's Workforce Today, an event held in Manchester on October 5.  The effort convened early childhood experts along with business leaders and government officials to recognize the importance of early investments in our youngest kids.
(Photos by ClearEye Photo)

The crowd holds up folders designed by young children in quality early learning programs around New Hampshire.

John Pepper, former chairman of Procter & Gamble, makes the business case for quality early childhood investments in America.

Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry (left) welcomes Cokie Roberts of ABC News to moderate a panel on early childhood investments.

From left to right:  Mark Shriver, Save the Children Action Network; Kevin Madden, Hamilton Place Strategies; and Cokie Roberts, ABC News.

The Health and Equity Partnership held its Fall Forum to celebrate significant accomplishments and to set goals for collective action going forward.

Health and Equity Partnership Steering Committee Member Woullard Lett kicks off the session with opening remarks and words of inspiration.

Dr. Nathalie Ahyi, Director of the Health and Equity Partnership, sets objectives for the group's work at hand.

Dr. Trinidad Tellez, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs, DHHS, addresses the group on key considerations for a collective impact approach.

Breakout groups discuss successes and accomplishments as they set the course for the Partnership's future work to promote health equity in New Hampshire.

The Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative held its annual summit in October.  It was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the many successes of the Collaborative and to report on progress toward the Plan for Improving the Behavioral Health of New Hampshire's Children.

Mark Meister, NAMI-NH, and Kathleen Abate, Granite State Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, compare notes at the summit.

From left to right:  Susan McKeown, Families Advocating for Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery; Mark Meister, NAMI-NH; and Kathleen Abate, Granite State Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, present on system improvement projects.

Mary Steady, NH Department of Education, Office of Student Wellness, presents on the Safe Schools, Healthy Students and Project Aware federal grants.


Endowment On The Go 

The Endowment for Health bid a fond farewell to Steve Rowe who recently took the helm at the Maine Community Foundation.  Left to right:  Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry, incoming EH President; Margaret Franckhauser, EH Board Chair; and outgoing president Steve Rowe. 

Congratulations to Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry (center), recipient of the Horace Mann Spirit of Service Citizens Award, presented by Antioch University New England.  With Dr. Goldsberry are EH Program Director Kim Firth (left) and EH Chief Financial Officer Sue Fulton (right).

The White House Task Force on New Americans hosted a Welcoming Communities convening on October 7.  EH Program Director Kelly Laflamme attended and moderated a panel on best practices.  From left to right: 
Cristina Aguilera, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; Liz Fitzgerald, United Way of Greater Nashua; Kelly Laflamme, Endowment for Health; Eva Millona, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.  

The United Way of Greater Nashua recently honored the Endowment for Health and the NH Charitable Foundation with the Advocates Award.  The award recognizes statewide efforts to bring funders together to collaborate on shared values and to position New Hampshire competitively on national funding opportunities and shared best practices.  From left to right, Anne Phillips, NH Charitable Foundation; Kelly Laflamme, Endowment for Health; Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry, Endowment for Health.  
Upcoming Events

Endowment for Health Holiday Open House, December 15, 2015, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Save the Date  
Endowment for Health Annual Meeting: 
March 21, 2016, 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Grappone Conference Center, Concord


Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging: 

April 1, 2016, at Grappone Conference Center, Concord, Time TBD





Guide to Immigrant Economic Development


A Strong Economic Future Relies on Welcoming Communities


An Overview of NH's Foreign-Born Population


The 2015 New Hampshire Oral Health Plan 


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