To the NH Academy of Family Physicians and the NH Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics,
 
During these unprecedented times of COIVID-19 Emergency, we would like to remind you that the NH Title V program at the Bureau of Family Centered Services, Special Medical Services, remains available to help support you and your practice. We recognize that during the current pandemic, your office may be operating with fewer staff than usual and our Bureau may be of assistance to you. Our program works with NH residents, 0-21 years old having chronic medical issues and special health care needs. So as you reach out to care for your patients and families, please know that our staff of health care coordinators are ready to work with you, answer questions and assist with the difficulties of finding resources for children with special health care needs. Our coordinator staff includes nurses, social workers and educators who are accustomed to navigating health care systems including working with MCO's, insurance companies and obtaining prior authorizations.
 
So during these unsettling days, and in the future, please do not hesitate to call our Bureau at 603-271-4488.
 
We wish you all safety, moments of calmness, good health and reassurance that you and your efforts to care for so many are greatly appreciated.
 

COVID-19 Updates

SCHOOL'S REOPENING STATEMENT
 
NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 9, 2020
 
Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
 
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,132 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (7), Merrimack (5), Carroll (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (6).
 
Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 496 (10%) of 5,132 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.
 
DHHS has also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
  • 3 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 3 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Rockingham County, under 60 years of age

Current Situation in New Hampshire
 

 
NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive
 
For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.
 
 
NH AAP Members,
 
Here are 3 new resources we've been working on through the national AAP: a COVID discussion/resource board around PPE, telehealth, newborn nursery care and other patient care issues:
Click here.
 
And a list of webinars for practice management issues:
Click here.
 
and finally an overview COVID Updates Page for AAP services:
Click here.
 
I know these are really challenging times for us all, from PICUs to small practices struggling to care for our families who are trying to stay at home. We are advocating for PPE, telehealth resources and reimbursement, and paid family leave among other issues dear to our kids and us.
 
Please let us know at the NH AAP Chapter how else we can help you, and we will do our best. Thank you for caring for NH kids and NH families. Don't forget to take care of yourselves, too!
 
With gratitude,
 
Steve Chapman
NH AAP Chapter President
 

COVID-19 Resources

National AAP Guidelines
Coronavirus Resources
Family Well-Being Guide Cover Letter
Family Well-Being Guide COVID-19
Telehealth Guidance
Kids Tech for Mental Health
Coping Skills and Mindfulness
      - Joshua Bradley, Psy.D. , Director of Behavioral Health, Tri-Area Community Health, Laurel Folks, VA
I Have a Question about Coronavirus Book
Educational Resources
COVID-19 and the Pediatric Population
Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit
DCYF Tracking
NH Medicaid Telehealth Annual & Well Child Visits Clarification
PPE Request Form
Well Child Visit
 

 

 
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