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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.  

 

Spring 2015 Conferences

 

ORAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 

 

The Role of Advanced Practice Nurses in Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care  

 

 

PRIMARY CARE CONFERENCE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

2015 Primary Care Conference

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Individual and Group Registration 

 

 

 

BI-STATE NEWS

 

2015 Reception for Vermont Legislators

  

MONTPELIER, VERMONT -- On February 10, Bi-State staff, members, and community care partners spent the day at the Vermont State House meeting with legislators to educate them about the primary care infrastructure maintained by Federally Qualified Health Centers, rural clinics, free clinics and supporting health care services in Vermont. This collaborative system enables Vermonters to access integrated primary care and supporting services statewide. The group met with Gov. Shumlin, Speaker Shap Smith, Lt. Gov. Scott, Senate President Pro-Tempore Campbell, House Committee on Health Care, House Committee on Human Services, and the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

 

On the matter of workforce, Bi-State addressed the importance of restoring the $870,000 cut from the Education Loan Repayment fund, an important resource used to recruit primary care physicians and other providers to practice in Vermont.

 

Following the meetings, Bi-State held its annual Reception for Vermont Legislators from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the State House Cafeteria.

 

Photo: Governor Shumlin with Bi-State members, staff, and community care partners.  

 

 

2015 New Hampshire Legislative and Business Breakfast

 

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Two-hundred legislators and business leaders attended Bi-State’s 2015 Legislative and Business Breakfast on February 4 in Concord. Bi-State’s president and CEO, Tess Stack Kuenning; and Kristine Stoddard, director of NH Public Policy, presented Bi-State’s Policy Principles and Goals for 2015. Of primary importance is reauthorization of the NH Health Protection Program and retaining the primary care contracts in the State Operating Budget in the next biennium budget.  

 

Guest speaker Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern spoke of his support for the NH Health Protection Program and access to affordable primary and preventive health care at New Hampshire Community Health Centers.


Sen. Jeanie Forrester, chair of Senate Finance, and Rep. Neal Kurk, chair of House Finance, joined Tess Stack Kuenning, in a discussion focused on current spending priorities and their long-term vision for health care spending in New Hampshire.


Photo (L-R): Tess Stack Kuenning, Sen. Chuck Morse, Rep. Neal Kurk, Sen. Jeanie Forrester, Kristine Stoddard. 

 

 

 

 

Contact a Community Health Center in New Hampshire or Vermont for enrollment assistance. 

 

 

 

    

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