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NASW-NH Coalitions

NASW-NH is a Partner in the Following Coalitions:

The NH Mental Health Coalition

Providers and consumers of mental health services working on improving the quality of mental health care in NH. Contributing organizations include:

  • New Futures
  • NH Clinical Social Work Federation
  • NH Medical Society
  • NH Mental Health Counselors Association
  • NH Pastoral Psychotherapists Association
  • NH Nurse Practitioner Association
  • NH Psychological Association
  • NH Psychiatric Society
  • NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association
  • The NH Children's Alliance

Meetings are usually held the second Friday of each month in Concord. For additional information, go to

The Children's Alliance of New Hampshire

A statewide research-based advocacy organization, The Children's Alliance of New Hampshire has worked for more than fourteen years to improve the health and well-being of children in New Hampshire. Its vision is to make New Hampshire one of the best places anywhere for a child to grow up, a place where every child is valued and no child is left behind. Its purpose is to move public policy to increase investments in children and families. Partners in the alliance include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Friends Service Committee NH Program
  • CASA
  • Casey Family Services
  • Child and Family Services
  • Disabilities Rights Center, Inc.
  • Familystrength
  • National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
  • National Education Association - NH
  • NH Academy of Family Physicians
  • NH Association of School Psychologists
  • NH Child Care Association
  • NH Citizens Alliance
  • NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • NH Commission on the Status of Women

For additional information go to

New Hampshire Healthy Families Campaign

New Hampshire Healthy Families Campaign is part of a regional campaign to raise the tobacco excise tax by 50 cents in each of the six New England states. The goal is to use the revenue to strengthen tobacco control and prevention initiatives, and programs that would expand access to health care. In 2002, NH legislators voted to reject the $0.50 increase. In 2003, NH's coalition will work on efforts to pass a $1.00 increase in the tobacco tax. For additional information, go to

New Hampshire for Health Care

New Hampshire for Healthcare is a coalition of groups and individuals united to make health care the central issue in the New Hampshire presidential primary. It is a broad-based coalition of individuals and organizations concerned about rising health costs and that support 1) Quality, affordable health care for all, without gaps in coverage or access; 2) Care that is cost efficient and medically effective; 3) A core package of health insurance benefits with choices comparable in quantity and scope to those available to federal employees; and 4) Financing that is fair and includes employers, individuals, and the federal, state and local governments. Organizational members include:

  • Americans for Health Care
  • SEIU and the State Employees Association

For additional information, go to

Additional Coalitions

NH-NASW also works closely with the following groups and organizations:

  • State Employees Association
  • Granite State Organizing Project
  • NH Chapter Alliance for Retired Americans


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