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

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 17, 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 Sunday, May 17, 2020, DHHS announced 41 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,596 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 37% being female and 63% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Carroll (3), Belknap (2), Strafford (2), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (13) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.
 
Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 359 (10%) of 3,596 cases. Seven 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 either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
 
DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19 in an adult female from Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age or older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
 
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

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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