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 Summer 2015 Newsletter
In This Issue:

Good Health -- The Key to Strong Human Capital
-- by Steve Rowe, EH President
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Good health is to human capital what a net is to a fisherman. Like hauling in the bounty of the fisherman's catch, good health increases our supply of knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and the senses. Good health also increases our confidence, creativity and ability to learn. It expands our risk-taking tolerance and serves as a buffer against harmful stress.

Our Work in Practice:  Partnerships Propel Us Forward
-- by Yvonne Goldsberry, EH VP for Programs
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As a convener, our foundation serves as a catalyst by bringing together like-minded organizations and other opinion leaders. We are forming partnerships to address complex social problems and forward exciting new opportunities. Whether strengthening existing coalitions, or beginning to form new ones, we are coming together with incisive focus.  

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Power, Privilege and Difference

EH annual meeting keynote speaker discusses uncomfortable truths

Power, Privilege and Difference with Dr. Allan Johnson
Power, Privilege and Difference with Dr. Allan Johnson

More than 200 community partners attended EH's March 23rd annual meeting on the topic of Power, Privilege and Difference.  Dr. Allan Johnson explained the topic of white privilege in a way that revealed the truth. Many well-meaning people never have to think of the privilege they were born into and never have to define themselves by race. Dr. Johnson revealed the flip side of privilege and discussed the systems that perpetuate racism. Good, well-meaning people participate in these systems, often unknowingly. The biggest enabler to structural racism is silence. It's up to all of us to help shape more equitable systems for all.

Reactions to Dr. Johnson's Remarks from NH Leaders

[HD] Reactions to Dr. Johnson's Remarks on Power, Privilege and Difference
[HD] Reactions to Dr. Johnson's Remarks on Power, Privilege and Difference

[HD] EH Annual Meeting Photos
[HD] EH Annual Meeting Photos

Dr. Allan Johnson recently returned to NH to work with the Endowment's Board, Advisory Council and Staff at our Annual Retreat where we continued the important discussion about white privilege
EH Board, Advisory Council and Staff worked in small groups
Discussions were frank and lively



NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative Makes Big Splash at Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Congratulations to the NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative for convening advocates, parents, providers and community members and raising awareness of the needs of children, youth, and young adults with mental and substance use disorders.

Gov. Hassan and advocates
From left to right: Erica Ungarelli, NHDHHS Division of Children, Youth and Families; The Honorable Maggie Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire; Effie Malley, NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative
Cute kids
People of all ages shared their messages of hope at the event 
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A giant circle of commitment to children and families  
Laura Milliken (left) of Spark NH and Kim Firth, Endowment for Health Program Director

Collective Impact Training Engages Experts in Elder Health, Early Childhood Fields

Scores of field experts recently gathered together for Collective Impact trainings led by Liz Weaver of the Tamarack Institute.  This exciting work is helping to solidify a shared vision and approach to help older adults age with choice and dignity in NH and for NH's youngest children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
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Liz Weaver of the Tamarack Institute
Elder health experts
A group of elder health experts brainstorm approaches to collective impact
Early childhood convening
Maureen Quinn, Evaluation Consultant (left) and Effie Malley of the NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative at a Collective Impact training on Early Childhood
Early childhood convening
Mary Cornish, Professor of Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth State University (left) and Jackie Cowell, Spark NH
EH Supports Immigrant Integration Initiative in Four NH Communities
Photo of panelists
Panelists from the communities participating in the Immigrant Integration Initiative (from left to right):  Mukhtar Idhow, Executive Director for the Organization for Immigration and Refugee Success (ORIS), Manchester;
Ed Engler, Mayor of Laconia and Editor/President of the Laconia Daily Sun; Liz Fitzgerald, Director of Community Impact for the Greater Nashua United Way; Jim Snodgrass, Director of Second Start, Concord; Janeth Orozco Sanchez, Coordinator for Welcoming NH; Kelly Laflamme, Endowment for Health Program Director
Welcoming America leader
Rachel Peric, Deputy Director of Welcoming America, was among the national experts on hand to share best practices in becoming a Welcoming Community

The Economic Benefits of NH's Foreign Born Population

As has always been the case, New Hampshire's economic future relies on recruiting and retaining a vibrant workforce.  But we face particular challenges today that must be addressed if we are to have a stable and productive workforce for the future.  Over the past decade, fewer workers have moved into New Hampshire from other U.S. states and a growing number of older adults are leaving the workforce.  Immigrants have been a steady resource for filling workforce gaps -- in both highly skilled and entry-level positions.  The Endowment partnered with the NH Center for Public Policy Studies to create An Overview of NH's Foreign-Born Population

Steve Rowe and Business Panelists
Endowment for Health President Steve Rowe discusses key findings in the report.  Panelists from left to right are:  Marian Noronha, Turbocam International; Chris Williams, immediate past president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce; Sandra Almonte Sepulveda of Don Quijote Restaurant and Lounge, Manchester; and Steve Duprey of The Duprey Companies, Concord.
Dennis Delay, NH Center for Public Policy Studies
Dennis Delay of the NH Center for Public Policy Studies reviews findings from the report on NH's foreign-born population

900 Sets of Ears Tuned In To One Important Message
Kate Bruchacova and Kelly Laflamme
Presenting before an audience of 900 at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation annual meeting, Kate Bruchacova (at podium) shared her experiences as a newcomer as well as her passion for helping others in her role as Immigrant Integration Coordinator for the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health.  Joining Kate onstage was Kelly Laflamme of the Endowment for Health, who discussed the importance of being a welcoming community.  Photo by Mark Bolton courtesy of NH Charitable Foundation

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Endowment Partners with NHPR, NH Press Association on Solutions Journalism Training
Problems scream, solutions whisper

The Endowment recently partnered with the NH Press Association and NH Public Radio to convene a group of over 60 NH editors and reporters from more than 15 separate media outlets for a day of professional development on the topic of solutions journalism.  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg conducted the training, followed by a panel of national journalists who use solutions journalism in their reporting.  Representatives from the L.A. Times, PRI/The World, Seattle Times, New Orleans Public Radio, Yahoo News and the Fayetteville Observer participated in the event.

New York Times Reporter Tina Rosenberg Leads Solutions Journalism Training for NH Editors and Reporters
New York Times Reporter Tina Rosenberg Leads Solutions Journalism Training for NH Editors and Reporters
Panel of National Journalists Explain Why They Practice SoJo
Panel of National Journalists Explain Why They Practice SoJo

How to Talk About Health Equity -- A Framing Workshop

An interactive workshop provided the NH Health and Equity Partnership and its allies with tools for their public communications efforts regarding the causes, consequences and solutions to health inequity in New Hampshire.  Participants learned about how cultural and media frames affect how people think about health and race as well as disparities and outcomes.  They also learned how to improve messaging to enhance public understanding of health equity.

Lynn Davey photo
Psychologist and communications expert Lynn Davey discusses framing principles
Happy participants
From left to right:  Addy Simwerayi, ACA Marketplace Assister; Dr. Trinidad Tellez of the Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs; and Tiffany Fuller, NHDHHS Division of Public Health, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Breakout exercise
Workshop participants work on honing well-framed health equity messages 
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