Congressional, Gubernatorial Candidates Attend Forum at Bi-State


 Health care leaders from every NH county gather to "Welcome Candidates" to Bi-State's Forum


Bow, New Hampshire -- All the New Hampshire candidates in the 2016 congressional and gubernatorial races were invited to Bi-State's non-public Candidates Forum on Oct. 3. The candidates met with 50 CEOs and senior leaders from the Community Health Centers and nonprofit organizations that support access to health care. New Hampshire's Community Health Centers provide primary and preventive medical, oral and behavioral health care services to more than 110,000 residents through 40 health center locations statewide. 
Each candidate was given time to present their platform on health care and respond to questions regarding key issues that will impact access to primary health care for low-income residents in the years to come. 
Bi-State expressed appreciation to all the candidates in attendance, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Frank Guinta, Rep. Annie Kuster, Jim Lawrence, Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern. (Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Max Abramson had scheduling conflicts and were unable to attend.)


Families First Health & Support Center, Portsmouth

Community Health Centers Recognized For Quality of Care  

High performance levels lead to grant awards


Bow, New Hampshire – Community Health Centers in New Hampshire will receive a financial boost from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
for achieving high quality of care and increasing access to primary care services for vulnerable populations. The funding will enable 11 Community Health Centers to continue to invest in measures to improve patient care. The average award was $86,500.

“We are very proud of this recognition. This is more than a pat on the back for our Community Health Centers. The federal government carefully evaluated and selected the health centers based on their proven high standards of patient care... READ MORE 
(photo courtesy of Families First Health & Support Center)

Preparing the 2016 UDS Report

October 27, 2016, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Registration open through Oct. 20, 2016

Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH

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2016-17 Leadership Development Program

September 2016 - May 2017

Attend all six sessions or select individual subjects

Information and Registration



Bi-State Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Primary Care Conference 


FAIRLEE, VERMONT - May 24, 2016 - Bi-State celebrated its 30th anniversary with more than 200 health care industry leaders at its 2016 Primary Care Conference at Lake Morey Resort.

The conference, led by Tess Stack Kuenning, president/CEO, featured experts on the transformation to a value-based health care system, the next phase in health care reform underway throughout the country. Read more in the 2016 Primary Care Conference Program.


Photo: Bi-State Awards were presented to eight individuals for their outstanding contributions to improving access to health care in New Hampshire and Vermont.


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About Us

Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents New Hampshire and Vermont’s 28 Community Health Centers serving 300,000 patients at 120 locations. Bi-State works to promote access to quality, affordable primary health care with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations. Bi-State Primary Care Association was founded as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1986 with offices in Bow, New Hampshire and Montpelier, Vermont.

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