The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government, responsible for the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of New Hampshire.
DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance misuse, and public health. This is accomplished through partnerships with families, community groups, private providers, other state and local government entities, and many citizens throughout the State who help make New Hampshire a special place in which to live.
Many programs and services are under the auspices of DHHS because the New Hampshire Legislative and Executive branches have recognized over the years that the majority of people who access Department services have multiple needs that require coordinated assistance from more than one program area. The Department is also charged with administering at the State level many federally enacted health and social service programs.
It was more than a century ago when the State first recognized its obligation to support and protect the health and welfare of its citizens. Since then, the New Hampshire Legislature and Governors have been working with the Department in its efforts to improve the effectiveness, coordination and delivery of the many programs and services that help people across the State meet their needs each and every day.
Strategic Vision & Operational Efficiencies Quarterly Updates
Solving the Benefit "Cliff Effect"
- SFY 2022 Progress Report (07/25/2022)
- Stakeholder Update (February 2022)
- Letter to Governor Sununu regarding Cliff Effect Final Report (09/03/2021)
- Cliff Effect Final Report (09/03/2021)
- Economic Analysis Report Econsult & NCCP
- Constraints on NH’s Workforce Recovery
- Helping Business Thrive and Families Prosper
- Whole Families Approach to Jobs: White Paper on the Cliff Effect
Family Planning Financial Contract Compliance Review Reports (October 1, 2021)
NH DHHS Operations Assessments by Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services (March 15, 2021)
Other Reports & Presentations
- DHHS Child Care Strengthening Plan (June 30, 2022)
- Guidehouse Report for NH’s LTSS Model for Seniors and Individuals with Physical Disabilities (March 12, 2021)
- Summary Report: Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center (December 16, 2019)
- NH DHHS and Attorney General's Office Response to DRC Report
- Helping Business Thrive and Families Prosper: Widen roads to self-sufficiency by closing the Cliff Effect
- 10-Year Mental Health Plan Presentation for House of Representatives (April 29, 2019)
- DCYF Presentation at 3/7/2018 Governor & Council Breakfast Meeting
- DHHS Behavioral Health Initiatives Presentation at 12/05/2017 G&C Breakfast Meeting