Press Release

June 24, 2019 

CONTACT 
Michele Merritt, mmerritt@new-futures.org, 603-225-9540 x109 

CURRENT BUDGET IMPROVES NEW HAMPSHIRE’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS 

CONCORD, N.H. – Last week, New Hampshire’s budget writers finalized a budget in Committee of Conference which will address important issues affecting New Hampshire’s health and wellness. In response, Michele Merritt, President and CEO of New Futures, a health policy and advocacy organization, released the following statement:  

“Among other important investments in New Hampshire’s health, this state budget includes significant and much-needed funding for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery, our health care workforce, home visiting and family resource centers, and a system of care for children.

“The Granite State is facing overwhelming substance use, mental health, workforce, and child protection crises which need to be addressed by policymakers. The budget passed by the Committee of Conference takes significant, bipartisan steps forward to improve New Hampshire’s children, families, and health systems and help our communities thrive.”  

ABOUT NEW FUTURES

New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change.  

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