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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NHFPI: Nashua Telegraph editorial supports Medicaid Expansion

Nashua Telegraph Editorial Supports Medicaid Expansion Lawmakers have an opportunity to extend Medicaid to more low-income adults through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire. The Nashua Telegraph today took a position in favor of the expansion because it would help thousands of hard-working people in New Hampshire who do not have insurance. …

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First Lady Michelle Obama at Boston Children’s Hospital

First Lady Michelle Obama honored Boston Children’s by visiting our patients and families who were grievously impacted by the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Even during this challenging time, her uplifting presence inspired the patients and staff alike. We wholeheartedly thank her for her visit, for the compassion she showed to the …

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Zebra Crossings

Zebra Crossings can help your child and family connect with others who are crossing the same challenging terrain of living with a chronic health condition. We are here to help youth with a chronic health condition to discover the opportunities that exist for living life to the fullest. We like to define ourselves by what …

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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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Michelle Obama, Big Bird release new kid fitness ad

By Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY contributor http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uVn6p9s1gUk Big Bird is back in the political spotlight, but this time on his own terms, helping Michelle Obama convince kids to eat healthy and stay active. The Sesame Street character stars in two public service announcements released Thursday by the White House to mark the third anniversary of …

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Consumer alert: new health care markets on the way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The goal is quality coverage for millions of uninsured people in the United States. What the reality …

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Fast facts on NH insurance exchange plans

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Here are some fast facts about how buying health insurance will change in New Hampshire as President Barack Obama’s health overhaul takes effect and the first insurance exchange starts operating later this year: Q. How many people are uninsured in New Hampshire and how many of those are projected to get …

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New Hampshire Declares Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

CONCORD, N.H. — Governor John Lynch has declared November 11-17 as Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week in New Hampshire. The Governor asks New Hampshire citizens to celebrate the week by promoting healthy lifestyles changes and encourages people to become educated on chronic disease prevention, awareness, and management. Governor Lynch’s s proclamation is a combined …

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Baseball Star Sam Fuld to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week

CONCORD –  Major League Baseball star Sam Fuld will serve as the honorary chairman of the Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week.  Fuld – a Tampa Bay Ray’s outfielder and New Hampshire native –  has had diabetes since childhood.     The week is an annual celebration of “amazing young people who overcome serious health issues,” said …

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