Bi-State Primary Care Association
Bi-State Primary Care Association, serving Vermont and New Hampshire, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works with federal, state, and regional health policy organizations, foundations, and payers to develop strategies, policies, and programs that provide and support community-based primary health care services in medically underserved areas.
GWU Geiger Gibson Program Names Tess Kuenning 2013 Distinguished Visitor
WASHINGTON, DC – April 3, 2013 - The Geiger Gibson Program has named Tess Stack Kuenning from Bow, New Hampshire, as its 2013 Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor in Community Health Policy. Ms. Kuenning becomes the 9th person to hold this position since the Distinguished Visitorship program was established in 2005. A list of past Distinguished Visitors can be viewed online.
"I am deeply honored to be chosen to help develop the next generation of community health leaders at The George Washington University Geiger Gibson Program," said Kuenning, executive director of Bi-State Primary Care Association. "I am eager to impart what I have learned as a clinician and public policy analyst. I look forward to engaging young minds to research and analyze best practices based on data and health outcomes and recommend changes in public policy that will advance the most effective systems to improve the health and economic well-being of communities.”
The Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy is a special initiative of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Housed in the Department of Health Policy, and named after Drs. H. Jack Geiger and Count Gibson, pioneers in community health centers and tireless advocates for human rights, the program aims to develop the next generation of community health leaders through education, research, and advancement of community health policy, practice and leadership. READ MORE.
Community Health Awards Presented to NH and VT Senators and Representatives
WASHINGTON, DC – March 21, 2013 – Directors from New Hampshire and Vermont Community Health Centers and Bi-State Primary Care Association joined thousands of other health center leaders from across the country to meet with their Members of Congress and key Congressional staff on Capitol Hill. They all carried a similar message: Community Health Centers stand ready to meet the demand for primary care services. They encouraged Congress to release the funds allocated under the Affordable Care Act now to enable Community Health Centers to expand access to primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care, as well as pharmacy services, to millions of people nationwide in the years ahead. READ MORE: New Hampshire Delegation and Vermont Delegation.
Written Testimony. Video of Hearing: www.help.senate.gov.
Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire
Bi-State's Report: Implementing Health Care Reform: Building on NH's Primary Care Foundation