Seven New Hampshire Communities Lead the Way Toward Improved Equity in Family Services
In 2021 and 2022, the Endowment for Health, community members across New Hampshire, and Child Trends worked together to form the Early Childhood Equity Movement (ECEM). The ECEM is a collaboration that aims to address and improve access to services such as early care and education, health care, and other family services (e.g., housing or SNAP/EBT) for racially and culturally diverse families in New Hampshire across three phases.
This Phase 1 report details the process and findings to highlight what is working, what is not working, and what families identify as needs in accessing services. The report also briefly outlines steps that are being undertaken in Phase 2 to collectively create dissemination materials and considers future recommendations for Phase 3 - making changes based on the lessons learned through this movement.