N.H. Gets Federal Grant For Home Wellness Visits
The state of New Hampshire is receiving nearly $4.8
million in grant money to support home wellness visits for young children and
Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the grant
Thursday as part of $386 million awarded nationwide to support home visitation
Burwell says the grant gives New Hampshire the flexibility to tailor its home
visit programs to address the needs of the communities they serve.
The national Home Visiting Program currently serves about one-third of the
counties in the country with high rates of low birth weights, teen births,
infant mortality and poverty.