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Partners in Health (PIH) is a statewide community-based program that provides support to families of children with chronic health conditions or young adults themselves, regardless of income. The program also provides community events, education, and resource access. Partners in Health is one of the programs available through Special Medical Services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

The New Hampshire Partners in Health Program helps families of children with a chronic health condition that significantly impacts daily life. Partners in Health's role is to advocate, access resources, navigate systems and build capacity to manage the chronic health condition of their child.

PIH works directly with families and will assist in finding resources to meet needs as families define and prioritize their concerns and issues. Family Support Coordinators assist families to access appropriate services and resources, arrange for special needs during hospitalization and after discharge, will help with school planning and attend meetings with you. PIH also provides recreational and respite opportunities, will be your advocate, listen and respond quickly and meaningfully. Problem solving around financial concerns or just finding the information you need is an important aspect of the day-to-day work of local coordinators. Partners in Health Family Support Coordinators know the resources in New Hampshire and beyond.


PIH serves families in New Hampshire who have a child from birth to 21 with a chronic physical health condition that:

  • Is certified by a physician;
  • Is expected to last for 12 months or longer; and
    • Affects the child's ability to function daily; and/or
    • Requires frequent and intensive medical care; and
  • Is not a developmental disability, mental illness, obesity, or dental condition alone.

PIH also works with other health and human service professionals to make a difference at the community level.

Contact Partners in Health

Call the central office for your community coordinator's contact information. You can connect with the Family Support Coordinator for your area to fill out an application and discuss your child and family's needs and concerns. For more information please call the Toll-free Information Line: (800) 656-3333; TDD Access: (800) 735-2964.

Special Medical Services
NH Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street – Thayer Building
Concord, NH 03301-3857

PIH Software Application Help Guide and Release Notes

Release Notes Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol include additional enhancements available with each application release and version.

The PIH Users Guide Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol will be used by the SMS Partners in Health Coordinators. The guide is used as a navigation tool for the SMS application software and explains the data entry policy and procedures, including a how to guide for more complex data entry.

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3852

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