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The NH Department of Health and Human Services supports whole-person and whole-community approaches to improving safety, well-being, and positive health outcomes. In coordination with this approach, the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) is committed to developing comprehensive, effective, and accessible continuum of care in every region of the state that includes prevention, identification and early intervention, treatment, and recovery supports, and is integrated with primary and behavioral health.

Continuum of Care GraphicContinuum of Care - NH's Vision (20 min) introduces a framework that encourages communities to support resiliency and recovery and to lay the foundation for public health regions to begin to address the gaps in the continuum over time. (Note: Please be aware that the video can take up to a minute to load.)

Guided by their Continuum of Care Facilitator, each region has convened subject matter experts and other partners to complete an assets and gaps scan of substance use disorder (SUD) services to look at the number and type of SUD services, perceived gaps in SUD services, barriers to coordination, and other areas of concern that need to be addressed. The assets and gaps scan will be an ongoing process, and will include sharing and dissemination of the information with concerned partners and communities.

Regions have used the information from the assets and gaps assessment to draft Regional Continuum of Care plans. The plans propose goals, objectives and actions to maximize current assets, prioritize and address service gaps and barriers, increase awareness of and access to services, and increase capacity to provide services. The plan will be a living document, subject to adaptation based on the recruitment of new regional partners, coordination with emerging health initiatives, and input from individuals, families and communities.

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