Category Archive: Advocacy/Policy

Advocate Mother and superhero to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

CONCORD – An advocate mother and her superhero son will serve as the honorary chairs of the annual Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week. Christina D’Allesandro, of Salem, and her son, Anthony Smith, a hearing impaired 5-year-old, were the inspiration behind the creation of Blue Ear, a hearing aid-wearing superhero. The week is an annual celebration of “amazing …

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Welcome to NH Family Voices

Caring for children with special needs can be exhausting and complex. Parents and caregivers often struggle to find the resources and services their child needs. NH Family Voices is in a unique position to help families because we are parents who have children/youth and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. …

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A Simple change in the law can bring smiles

By Jeff Woodburn “The worst case,” Penny McKinnon starts, her words drawing me closer and piquing my interest. As a School Nurse at Littleton’s Lakeway Elementary School, she sees a lot and it’s not all good. “A student’s teeth were so bad that he couldn’t eat,” she said, “he lost a lot of weight.” Hard …

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Poor oral health leads to big problems, few opportunities

By Jeff Woodburn “The worse case,” Penny McKinnon starts, her words drawing me closer and peaking my interest.  As a School Nurse at Littleton’s Lakeway Elementary School, she sees a lot and it’s not all good. “A student’s teeth were so bad that he couldn’t eat,” she said, “he lost a lot of weight.” Hard …

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