The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) is a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve health and health care through innovative partnerships with both individuals and organizations. Founded in 1968 as an education and research organization for the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA), the Foundation was reorganized in 1995 to meet the needs of a changing health care system.
Today, the Foundation is a partnership between New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, home care agencies, community organizations and other healthcare stakeholders focusing on quality of care, access to health services, and prevention as the major priorities of work in alignment of our mission to improve total population health for all communities.
In its work with partners statewide, the Foundation’s key objectives are to improve total population health by promoting innovative, high value quality practices within organizations and communities; to lead change strategies that educate, create and sustain healthier communities and make the healthy choice the easy choice; and to promote access to affordable health care and resources that support the well-being of all people.
To promote a healthier state, the Foundation has focused on health prevention and education, access to affordable health care as well as insurance coverage, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, patient and family engagement strategies, health equity and health disparities of care, emergency preparedness and response, behavioral health and the opioid crisis, and other health care priorities.
The vision of the Foundation for Healthy Communities is one where everyone in New Hampshire achieves their highest potential for health and well-being in the communities where they live, work, learn and play.
This vision is achieved through the support of our partners throughout the state, whether through collaborations, grants or general donations for core program support, which are vital to our operational and programmatic success. We'd be honored to call you a partner in our statewide efforts to create a healthier New Hampshire!