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Families First chosen for $75K Hearst Foundations grant

Portsmouth – Families First Health & Support Center was one of a select group of organizations across the United States chosen to receive a grant from the Hearst Foundations this fall. The $75,000 award is designated to help Families First provide comprehensive health services – including prenatal, primary and behavioral health care and addiction treatment – for disadvantaged individuals and families.

Although the Affordable Care Act, and particularly the expansion of Medicaid coverage through the NH Health Protection Program, have resulted in many more patients being insured, Families First still needs help from organizations like the Hearst Foundations to cover its costs.

“About one-fifth of our patients are still uninsured, and many others have insurance with such high deductibles and co-pays that we extend our sliding fee discounts to them also,” explains Families First Executive Director Helen Taft. “In addition, some of the comprehensive services we offer, such as care coordination, are not reimbursed by any insurance plan. That’s why we so need and appreciate this generous grant from the Hearst Foundations.”

More information about Families First Health is at 603-422-8208 or

Posted on: December 15, 2016
Topics: Funding Awards

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