Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that promotes access to effective and affordable primary care and preventive services for all, with special emphasis on underserved populations in New Hampshire and Vermont. 



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Oct. 14 - The Role of Advanced Practice Nurses in Integrating Oral Health & Primary Care


Oct. 27 - Preparing the 2015 UDS Report  




CMS Selects Bi-State to Continue Outreach and Enrollment Assistance in New Hampshire

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 – Through a competitive grant process, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today awarded Bi-State Primary Care Association a three-year Navigator Program grant to provide public education and enrollment assistance in New Hampshire. Bi-State and its NH Health Safety Net Coverage Collaborative, comprised of Bi-State and five Community Health Centers, have a long-standing history of working with uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations. “Over the past two years, our trained navigators and certified assisters have educated and assisted over 100,000 Granite Staters,” said Tess Stack Kuenning, president and CEO of Bi-State. “We look forward to helping more residents understand the benefits of health insurance and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan or the New Hampshire Health Protection Program.”

New Hampshire and Vermont Health Centers Recognized for Health Care Quality

AUGUST 25, 2015 - Federally Qualified Health Centers in Vermont and New Hampshire received Quality Improvement Awards from the U.S. Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) this week for high scores on six measures of health care quality. Awards were based on data collected from health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. Territories. The Health Centers offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral, mental, and oral health care, and substance use-disorder services to more than 300,000 New Hampshire and Vermont residents.
“We’re very pleased Community Health Centers have been recognized for their impressive accomplishments,” said Tess Stack Kuenning, president and CEO of Bi-State Primary Care Association. “We appreciate the bipartisan Congressional support that makes it possible for them to improve and expand access to health care, especially in underserved areas.” 

Working for Quality - The National Quality Strategy    

New Hampshire and Vermont Awards 

New Community Health Center Sites Increase Access to Care in New Hampshire and Vermont

AUGUST 11, 2015 - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Affordable Care Act grants will support 266 new health center clinical sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico The new health centers will deliver comprehensive primary health care services to a projected 1.2 million people in medically under-served communities. “Across the country, health centers have provided a source of high-quality primary care for people in rural and urban communities for 50 years,” said HHS Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield. “These Affordable Care Act funds build on the strong legacy of the health center program and provide even more individuals and families with access to the care they need the most.” 

Pictured: (L-R) Tess Stack Kuenning, Jim Mcrae, Mary Wakefield, Sen. Bernie Sanders

New Hampshire and Vermont Awards 



 In Memoriam: Hunt Blair


Bi-State staff was deeply saddened by the untimely passing of our former director of Vermont Public Policy, Hunt Blair, on September 1, 2015. Hunt was beloved by those who worked with him and the culture of creativity and teamwork that he modeled permeates our organization today. Bi-State owes a great debt to Hunt and will miss him dearly.



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