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.  



Bi-State Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Primary Care Conference


FAIRLEE, VERMONT - May 24, 2016 - Bi-State celebrated its 30th anniversary with more than 200 people in attendance at the 2016 Primary Care Conference at Lake Morey Resort on May 24. The conference, lead by Tess Stack Kuenning, CNS, MS, RN, Bi-State's president and CEO, provided information and training on the "Transformation to a Value-Based Health Care System" and the "State of Health Care Reform in New Hampshire and Vermont."


The conference presenters, all experts in their fields, included Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, Chief Operations and North America Programs Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Doris Lotz, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services; Senator Tim Ashe, Chair, Vermont Senate Finance Committee; Jeffrey Beard, JD, Public Health Advisor and Regional Administrator, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration; Michelle Proser, PhD, MPP, Director of Research and Shane Hickey, MBA, MS - Senior Advisor, Training and Technical Assistance, HIT Strategy Innovation from the National Association or Community Health Centers; Joan Tulk, RN, MPH, CPHIMS, Director, Clinical Quality Improvement and Chief Information Officer, Community Health Access Network;Patricia Launer, RN, CPHQ, Community Health Quality Manager, Bi-State Primary Care Association; and Peter R. Epp, CPA - Partner, Community Health Centers - Practice Leader, CohnReznick, LLP.


Bi-State's Annual Awards were presented to four Vermont and four New Hampshire residents that were nominated by their peers and selected by Bi-State's board of directors. Vermont recipients included: Andrew Majka, Former Chief Financial Officer, Springfield Medical Care Systems; Philip Kiely, MD, Medical Director, Morrisville Family Health Care and Lamoille Home Health & Hospice; Georgia Maheras, Esq., Project Director, Vermont Health Care Innovation Project and Deputy Director, Health Care Reform for Payment and Delivery System Reform, Agency of Administration; and Connie Philleo, Board Member, Little Rivers Health Care. New Hampshire recipients included: Nicholas Toumpas, Commissioner (retired), New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services; Sandra Rose, PhD, Former Director of Behavioral Health, Goodwin Community Health; Patricia Tilley, MSEd, Bureau Chief, Community Health and Population Services, New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services; and Georgia Maheras, Esq.,Project Director, Vermont Health Care Innovation Project and Deputy Director, Health Care Reform for Payment and Delivery System Reform, Agency of Administration.


For more information, please see the 2016 Primary Care Conference Program.


NH Health Protection Program Signed into Law


Bi-State's Deputy Director of Policy and Information, Abby Shockley (2nd from left) applauds Governor Hassan's signing of HB1696.Concord, NH - April 6, 2016 -- Governor Hassan signed NH Health Protection Program (HB 1696), the bill that reauthorizes the NH Health Protection Program, into law yesterday alongside leaders in the legislature and many advocates who supported the passage of HB 1696.


Bi-State Primary Care Association and our members applaud the NH House, Senate and Governor's Office for their continued bipartisan support of this critically important program. The NH Health Protection Program provides access to preventive and primary care to nearly 50,000 New Hampshire residents. The substance use disorder benefit included in this program has continuously been recognized as one of the greatest tools to battle our state's ongoing opioid epidemic. Continue Reading. 


NH Senate Ensures Access to Health Care Coverage for Thousands of Residents 

Bi-State Presents Congressional Delegations with Community Health Awards 

Community Health Accountable Care Supports All-Payer Model in Vermont 


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