Partners in Health (PIH) is a statewide community-based program that provides support to families of children with chronic health conditions or young adults themselves, regardless of income. Partners in Health is free for eligible families and is funded primarily by New Hampshire Medicaid, the Bureau of Special Medical Services, private as well as community grants and resources. The program also provides community events, education, and resource access.
Partners in Health Program helps families of children with a chronic health condition that significantly impacts daily life. Partners in Health's role is to advocate, access resources, navigate systems and build capacity to manage the chronic health condition of their child. Many families face the challenges of raising children with chronic health conditions. At times, the issues can be overwhelming and interfere with everyday activities. We are here to help.
PIH works directly with families and will assist in finding resources to meet needs as families define and prioritize their concerns and issues. Our Coordinator can assist families to access appropriate services and resources, arrange for special needs during hospitalization and after discharge, will help with school planning and attend meetings with you. PIH also provides recreational and respite opportunities, will be your advocate, listen and respond quickly and meaningfully. Problem solving around financial concerns or just finding the information you need is an important aspect of the day-to-day work of the coordinator. Our Partners in Health Coordinator knows of the resources in New Hampshire and beyond.
Partners in Health services families in NH who have children from birth to age 21 with a with a chronic health condition expected to be ongoing for six months or longer, certified by a physician, and having a significant impact on daily life. These chronic health conditions include (but are not limited to):
In New Hampshire, Family Councils are the core of the Partners in Health Program. Each Council is managed by the parents of children with chronic health conditions. Please call the Partners In Health Coordinator for more information.
Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown, and Windham.