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Bureau of Community Based Military Programs
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Created in 2008, the Bureau is the first one in a health and human services agency in the country focused on helping to facilitate military and civilian partnerships. Approximately 110,000 veterans live in New Hampshire. A third are from the Vietnam Era, and over 48% are 65 years of age or older, compared with 15% of the civilian population. The second largest group of veterans is from the Gulf Wars, with over 7,000 coming from post-9/11 service. Only 30,000 of these 110,000 veterans utilize a VA Medical Center, which is a prime example of why we need to engage the civilian sector in service to our veterans.

New Hampshire is recognized nationally for having strong military and civilian partnerships throughout the State, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services is actively engaged in encouraging civilian health care providers to learn more about military culture in order to better serve this population. Our mission is to collaborate, coordinate, and communicate with military and civilian provider groups in the delivery of health care services to New Hampshire veterans, service members, and their families.

Projects We're Working On

  • Have you or a family member ever served in the military?"Ask the Question" Campaign
    Adding the question “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” to intake/enrollment/health history forms opens the conversation between military experience and presenting problems and needs. Opening the conversation about military experience allows for more informed treatment/care planning and the ability to identify the optimal and specific military/veteran-specific referrals/resources.

  • NH Commission on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury
    As a result of significant work conducted by the New Hampshire Legislative Study Commission on PTSD and TBI, a Permanent Commission on PTSD and TBI was established, with a mission to improve access to care and quality of care for veterans and service members who experience post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

  • Serving NH Justice Involved Veterans
    A Veterans Track is a “special docket” charged with hearing cases that involve veterans or service members, particularly those diagnosed with service-related illnesses. In NH, we currently have six Veterans Tracks.

  • Governors Interagency Planning Session
  • NH Military Access Projects LogoMilitary Access Projects
    A showcase of the multi-faceted programs, trainings, or initiatives that are helping to strengthen service and support structures.

  • Community Mental Health Center - Military Liaison Initiative

Military & Civilian Partnerships

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