New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative

Dates: 2009-2012

State: New Hampshire

Client(s): University of New Hampshire

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Health Communication, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health


JSI's Community Health Institute (CHI) provided technical assistance for the NH Citizens Health Initiative including graphic design services, public health communications, social marketing, updating of their website and weekly blogs, logistical support for conferences, and administrative assistance. Initiative members volunteered their time to the project from around the state.

JSI also facilitated the Multi-Stakeholder Medical Home Pilot Project and design an education/conference series for the pilot sites. The Medical Home Pilot represented a collaboration among the Initiative medical home workgroup, the Center for Medical Home Improvement and the four private New Hampshire Health Plans: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, CIGNA, Anthem, and MVP Healthcare as well as NH Medicaid. The goal of the pilot was to value, prescribe, and reward medical care that is tightly coordinated and of superior quality and efficiency.