Partners in Health
Partners in Health
Partners in Health (PIH) is a statewide community-based program that provides support to families of children with chronic health conditions. The program 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.
Many families face the challenges of raising children with chronic health conditions; the issues can be overwhelming and interfere with everyday activities.
The PIH Family Support Coordinator works directly with families to advocate, access resources, provide community events, help with special needs during and after hospitalization, help with school planning, attend school meetings, navigate systems and build capacity to manage the chronic health condition of the child.
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):
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Heart Conditions
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Mitochondrial Disorder
- Spina Bifida
How to Get Involved:
- Call (603) 893-1299 to arrange an initial family home visit by a Partners in Health Coordinator who will explain the program as well as collect the necessary information needed for eligibility.
- A Coordinator visits the family to identify the needs related to the child’s illness and formulate an action plan to resolve their needs.
At Partners in Health, We Offer:
- A chance to meet other families of children with chronic health conditions
- Someone who will listen
- Ways to learn about medical/insurance/educational issues
- Resources during times of crises
- Help finding community activities
- Short term funds to help with family needs and also the child with the chronic illness.
FSC’s Collaborate with Families to:
- Find appropriate information, services and resources in New Hampshire and beyond
- Connect them with a variety of support groups
- Make flexible funds available for such things as emergency food, medicine, transportation, summer camp and recreation
- Fill out applications for grants and insurance coverage
- Find additional fund for modifying vans and homes
- Enhance communication with schools and attend IEP meetings
- Make special arrangements during hospitalization and after discharge
- Find opportunities for parents to take a break
- Promote their goals
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