An Updated State Plan for the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative

State: New Hampshire

Client(s): Endowment for Health

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: Behavioral Health


The New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative is a multi-disciplinary initiative fixing barriers and improving behavioral health outcomes for children, youth and their families in New Hampshire. The Collaborative represents the largest ever collaboration of New Hampshire child and family organizations and agencies-more than 50-focused on mental health and substance use disorders for children, youth, and families. The goal of the Collaborative is to develop and implement a plan that will transform the current delivery system.

JSI was selected to update the Collaborative's state plan to improve children' behavioral health through a series of planning activities that have included a stakeholder summit, leadership retreat, and multiple collaborative meetings. Also, JSI is currently conducting a literature review, data indicator review, and analysis of the draft plan's alignment with the state's regional community health improvement plans (CHIPs) and the state's 10-year plan for improved mental health services for all ages that is due to the legislature later this year.