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Bedford Child honored with Champion Child Award

CONCORD – A Bedford child was recently honored as a “Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent” at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Emalie Harrington, of Bedford, was nominated by Christina D’Allesandro for her spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions.   She wrote in her nomination: “Emalie Harrington is a …

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Goffstown youth awarded youth chronic conditions awareness honor

CONCORD – A Goffstown youth was recently honored as a “Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent” at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Emily Pepino, of Goffstown, was nominated by School Nurse Jennifer Franz, RN for her spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions. She wrote in her nomination: Emily …

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Lancaster child honored as “champion child”

CONCORD – A Lancaster youth was recently honored as a “Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent” at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Hannah Smith, of Lancaster, was nominated by Joyce Bernier, Partners In Health coordinator for her spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions.   She wrote in her nomination: …

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Meredith youth honored as champion child

CONCORD – A Meredith youth was recently honored as a “Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent” at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Ryen Blackey, of Meredith, was nominated by Partners In Health coordinator Mary Mirkin for his spirit andresilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions. Mirkin wrote in her nomination, “Ryen is …

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2019 Meeting Summaries

Meeting: January 9, 2019 Agenda and Summary: Staff Support-Discussed developing job description for new Council Administrator position. Important to have someone with knowledge of children with chronic conditions, ability to navigate complex situations, technical and organizational skills, and public speaking, oral and written communication skills. Department Updates– Division of Long Term Supports, Chris Santanelo has …

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Advocate Mother and superhero to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

CONCORD – An advocate mother and her superhero son will serve as the honorary chairs of the annual Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week. Christina D’Allesandro, of Salem, and her son, Anthony Smith, a hearing impaired 5-year-old, were the inspiration behind the creation of Blue Ear, a hearing aid-wearing superhero. The week is an annual celebration of “amazing …

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Garret Nichols

Garret is a delightful 3rd grader. He has the most wonderful personality and his smile lights up a room. Garret has the gift of empathy and is sensitive to those around him. Garret does his work in class and participates as much as he can in all activities.

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Welcome to NH Family Voices

Caring for children with special needs can be exhausting and complex. Parents and caregivers often struggle to find the resources and services their child needs. NH Family Voices is in a unique position to help families because we are parents who have children/youth and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. …

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CYCC BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I. NAME The name of this board shall be called the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions and Their Families. ARTICLE II. MISSION THE COUNCIL FOR YOUTHS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS  IS ESTABLISHED TO ADVOCATE AND COLLABORATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE CAPACITIES OF COMMUNITIES TO EFFECTIVELY RESPOND TO NEEDS OF CHILDREN …

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