Good oral health is an essential part of living a full, healthy life. Routine care is a key component of achieving and maintaining a child’s oral health. Unfortunately, in some areas of New Hampshire there are not enough oral health providers and many children and vulnerable adults lack access to regular and routine dental care. For families in these underserved regions, the route to better care lies in a variety of strategies, including expanding the team of oral health providers.

A bill now pending in the NH legislature, Senate Bill 193, proposes a Study Commission that would examine barriers to oral health care for underserved NH residents. 

NH Kids Count today released "Afterschool Meals: A New Resource for Fighting Childhood Hunger": a detailed map describing where kids in NH are receiving snacks and meals.

Have questions about Medicaid Expansion in NH? The topic can be complicated, confusing and overwhelming. The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute published a great blog post this week that presents an overview of Medicaid Expansion in NH and the timeline for its implementation.

Check out the post here.

“As an organization and as a state, we want to make sure we can provide as many opportunities to our children as possible, to ensure not only their well-being, but the future strength of New Hampshire. “ New national and state scorecard highlights children's progress by race.

"Earlier this month, the House passed a bill that would switch the mandatory age of adulthood for criminals back to 18. Gov. Jeanne Shaheen has said she would sign the bill. The Senate should pass it." - Union Leader juvenile justice reform editorial, published March 28

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Recent Reports

 2014 Crossover ReportThe 2014 Crossover Report is the NH Child Advocacy Network's update on the status of the 2014 Priorities for New Hampshire's Children at the midway point in the NH legislative session. (April, 2014) 

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NH Map & Data Center The Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT Data Center provides access to hundreds of national and state-by-state child well-being indicators as well as customizable tools and information.

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