Concord, NH – At its 21st Annual Awards Ceremony, New Futures recognized the New Hampshire Hospital Association and its member hospitals with its prestigious 2018 President’s Award for their continued efforts to improve the health and wellness of Granite State residents.

The New Futures’ 2018 President’s Award recognizes an individual or organization who has worked closely with New Futures and its president to advance public policies in line with New Futures’ mission and priorities.  The New Hampshire Hospital Association and its member hospitals received the award for their tireless efforts to preserve health care coverage for more than 50,000 Granite State residents through Medicaid Expansion reauthorization, their pledge to financially support the state’s Alcohol Abuse, Prevention and Treatment fund over the next five years, and their advocacy in support of those suffering with behavioral health issues and the challenges that face the state’s mental health system.

“New Hampshire hospitals and health systems are committed to improving the health of New Hampshire residents suffering from addiction, and this new partnership represents an important step forward in the fight against the opioid and substance use epidemic,” said NHHA President Steve Ahnen.  “Our hospitals are proud to be an important ally in this initiative to improve the future health of our state, and it is an honor to accept this prestigious award on behalf of the work they do every day.”