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Nathalie Ahyi-Amendah
Director of the NH Health and Equity Partnership
125 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 415-4272

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February 2018: Engaging Diverse Perspectives

December 2017: Collective Impact Effort

September 2017: Weaving Communities Together

July 2017: Working Together on Innovative Solutions 

April 2017: Charging Ahead!

February 2017: Updates on our Three Priority Workgroups 

December 2016: Seasons Greetings!

October 2016: Partnership Update

August 2016: Spotlight on Equity in NH

May 2016: Announcing Our New Priorities

March 2016: Working Together to Determine our New Priorities

January 2016: An Exciting Year for Health and Equity in New Hampshire!

October 2015: Welcome to Our First Newsletter!


Thank you, Marie! Marie Mulroy, H&EP Steering Committee Chair, January 2016 - January 2018Dear Partners,
A Warm Thank You to Marie Mulroy! The NH Health & Equity Partnership was lucky to have Marie Mulroy as a Chair for the last 2 years.
Marie’s passion for equity led her to join the Steering Committee in 2014 and step into the unenviable role of Chair. She brought her knowledge of public health, her enthusiasm and upbeat disposition to the role.

The Workforce Diversity Work Group (WDWG) strives to increase a diversified workforce to support economic opportunities for racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities and all populations in NH. Over the past year, the WDWG has focused on conducting a qualitative assessment of NH employer perspectives on workforce diversity.

Work group members identified almost 40 organizations of potential interest from multiple sectors and conducted over 20 interviews. The findings will inform the development of NH-tailored marketing materials that will highlight the benefits of increasing diversity in the workplace.  

In January 2018, the WDWG welcomed Shawn Barry (Refugee Program Specialist in the Office of Health Equity) as the new Co-Chair to Bobbie Bagley (Director, Division of Public Health and Community Services in Nashua). 

Women elders from the Victory Women of Vision (VWV) knitting group host a table to raise funds during the strategic planning event on February 1, 2018, with Mary Georges, VWV President and Founder, looking on. (Photo credit: Becky Fields.)  Victory Women of Vision (VWV) has an inspiring vision – Immigrant and refugee families in NH are engaged, self-empowered, and strengthened to advocate for themselves and their communities as they achieve their aspirations for success. Founded and led by Rev. Mary Ngwanda Georges, a beloved and highly regarded community leader who is very well known (profiled in the August 2016 H&EP e-Newsletter), the non-profit organization held an information session on Thursday, February 1st because Victory Women of Vision is not well known.

More than 30 individuals from a range of organizations, including Manchester School District Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas, attended the event at the Manchester Health Department to learn about VWV’s new strategic Plan; to consider how their work intersects with VWV’s strategic priorities; and to support advancing VWV’s future direction.

Bhagirath Khatiwada and Amy Parece-Grogan, NH CLC Coordinators.The NH Department of Education welcomed Bhagirath Khatiwada in December as its first Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) Coordinator.  Mr. Khatiwada joins Ms. Amy Parece-Grogan, from the NH Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Equity, who has served as the Behavioral Health CLC Coordinator since December 2013.  Both the DOE and DHHS are partners of the NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC) that has been building a System of Care in NH since 2010 to serve the state’s youth and families by improving care of children with behavioral health needs.