The Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) is an applied research institute located within the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. In 1999, the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and the University of New Hampshire collaboratively launched the IHPP as vehicle to conduct applied research, as well as provide education and technical assistance to improve the health of and healthcare received by residents of New Hampshire.

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Submissions from 2024

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Covering the Care: Health Insurance Coverage in New Hampshire | 2023 Update, Kelly Dixon, Deborah Fournier, and Rebecca Simon

Submissions from 2023

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NH Children and Teens Experiencing Mental Health Disorders: An Analysis of 2019-2021 Health Care Claims Data, Bethany Swanson, Erica-Lyn Plante, Katie Lipp, Amy Costello, and Chris White

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IHPP & NH CHIS Data, An Overview, Erica-Lyn Plante

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Annual Report Evaluation Highlights, Sophie Weider, Michaela Fascione, Kelsi West, and Marcy Doyle

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Lessons learned from a multiagency community mental health centre quality improvement learning collaborative in New Hampshire, Marcy Doyle, Delitha Watts, Molly Umana, Janet Thomas, and Jeanne Ryer

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Medicaid Transition (Unwind): Return to Regular Eligibility Operations, Lucy Hodder and Deborah H. Fournier

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IHPP 2022 Annual Report, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Augmenting project ECHO for opioid use disorder with data-informed quality improvement, Owen B. Murray, Marcy A. Doyle, Bethany M. McLeman, Lisa A. Marsch, Elizabeth C. Saunders, Katherine Cox, Delitha Watts, and Jeanne Ryer

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Medicaid Transition Small Stakeholder Meeting, Lucy C. Hodder, Deborah Fournier, and Molly Umana

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A Quick Guide on How to Access Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - 2023 Update, Lucy C. Hodder, Marguerite Corvini, and Bridget Drake

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COVID-19 Claims Recovery Analysis, Josephine B. Porter, Amy Costello, Kelly Dixon, Bethany Swanson, and Erica-Lyn Plante

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COVID-19 Pharmacy Claims Recovery Analysis, Kelly Dixon, Bethany Swanson, Josephine B. Porter, Erica-Lyn Plante, Amy Costello, and Lucy Hodder

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IHPP 2023 Annual Report, Insituite for Health Policy and Practice

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Investing in Primary Care: Advancing Nursing Education Workforce, Marcy Doyle, Kelsi West, Delitha Watts, Erica Plante, Sophie Weider, Molly Umana, Jeanne Ryer, and Gene Harkless

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Medicaid Transition Small Stakeholder Meeting: Return to Regular Eligibility Operations, Lucy C. Hodder, Deborah Fournier, and Molly Umana

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Mental Health Care Access for NH Youth: A Comparison of Two Models, Katherine Lipp, Maya Gelting, Delitha Watts, Erica-Lyn Plante, Jeanne Ryer, and Felicia Brackett

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Resource Guide for Consumers: How to Access Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits - 2023 Update, Lucy C. Hodder, Marguerite Corvini, and Bridget Drake

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The Current State of Behavioral Health in Primary Care for NH Youth, Katherine Lipp, Delitha Watts, Janet Thomas, Bethany Swanson, Erica-Lyn Plante, Felicia Brackett, Corina Chao, Maya Gelting, Sophie Weider, Jeanne Ryer, Amy Costello, and Chris White

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The Value of All-Payer Claims Databases for Employers, All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) Council, National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), and Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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What Granite Staters Need to Know About Medicaid, New Hampshire DHHS

Submissions from 2022

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IHPP 2021 Annual Report, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Social Determinants of Health: APCD and Hospital Discharge Data Standards and Collection Practices, Charles Hawley, Bethany Swanson, Amy Costello, Josephine Porter, and Norm Thurston

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New Hampshire Children and Teens Experiencing Mental Health Disorders: An Analysis of 2019 Healthcare Claims Data, Holly Tutko, Jo Porter, Erik Shessler, Bethany Swanson, Erica-Lyn Plante, and Amy Costello

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Legal Update on Fraud and Abuse Opinion on Contingency Management Program UNH Law, (IHPP) Institute for Health Policy and Practice and Telehealth Practice Center

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New Hampshire Baseline Needs Assessment Full Report, Center on Rural Addiction, University of Vermont; NH Citizens Health Initiative; and Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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A Guide to Trauma Informed Pediatric Primary Care, Felicity Bernard, Corina Chao, and Holly Tutko

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Annual Health Law & Policy Symposium Event Summary, Lucy C. Hodder and Deborah Fornier

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Project ECHO Series: Evaluation Highlights, Kelsi M. West, Marcy Doyle, Ciera Hunter, Katherine Cox, Janet Thomas, Melissa Lee, Kendra Lewis, and Jeanne Ryer

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Covering the Care: Health Insurance Coverage in NH - 2021 Update, Josephine B. Porter, Lucy C. Hodder, and Kelly Dixon

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Facilitating a Quality Improvement Approach to Childhood Adversity Screening in Primary Care: A Handbook, Felicity Bernard, Corina Chao, Holly Tutko, and Dee Watts

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Improving Pediatric Mental Health in NH through Collaboration and Community, Corina Chao and Holly Tutko

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New Hampshire Child and Teen Mental Health: An Analysis and Comparison of 2019-2020 Healthcare Claims Data, Bethany Swanson, Erica-Lyn Plante, Amy Costello, Jo Porter, and Chris White

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Pediatric Trauma-Informed Care at Various Levels of Integration, Felicity Bernard and Dee Watts

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Telehealth! Policy, Practice and Patients, Deborah H. Fournier, Marcy Ainslie, and Marcy Doyle

Submissions from 2021

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Medicaid to Schools Technical Assistance Guide, Lucy Hodder; Kelsi West; Victoria Forkus; and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Medicaid to Schools (MTS) Team

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IHPP 2020 Annual Report, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Maternal Mortality Review Committee Cross-Border Information Sharing, Lucy Hodder

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Analysis Of Dental Claims to Understand Patterns of Oral Health Care Services in 2017-2019, Fluoridation, and Oral Health Care Patterns During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Health Care Claims and Mental Health ED Utilization, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Care Claims and Mental Health Emergency Department Utilization, Lucy C. Hodder

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Advance Child Tax Credit 2021, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and (IHPP) Institute for Health Policy

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Improving Community-Wide Communications for Students, Lucy C. Hodder

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FERPA/HIPAA/Part 2 Summaries and Application, Lucy C. Hodder

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Extended Coverage Option in Medicaid for Postpartum Women, Lucy C. Hodder and Deborah Fournier

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Eliminating the X-Waiver Requirements for DEA-Registered Physicians Prescribing Buprenorphine – To Be or Not to Be?, Lauren LaRochelle and Lucy C. Hodder

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SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Key Points for Health Centers on Rule Changes, What they Mean and Health IT Considerations, Lucy C. Hodder and Lauren LaRochelle

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Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data, Erica-Lyn Plante, Amy Costello, Josephine B. Porter, and H. Chris White

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New Hampshire Baseline Needs Assessment: Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Data Brief, Center on Rural Addiction, University of Vermont and NH Citizens Health Initiative

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New Hampshire Baseline Needs Assessment: COVID-19 Impact on Substance Use and Treatment, Center on Rural Addiction, University of Vermont and NH Citizens Health Initiative

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New Hampshire Baseline Needs Assessment: Practitioner Comfort Treating Substance Use Disorder, Center on Rural Addiction, University of Vermont and NH Citizens Health Initiative

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NH Teen & Young Adult Well-Care Resource Kit, Holly Tutko and Hwasun Garin

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Quality Improvement in Integrated Care, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) and NH Citizens Health Initiative

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Set it in Stone: Investing in 21st Century Broadband in New Hampshire to Secure Telehealth for All Residents, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP), New Hampshire Telehealth Alliance, and Deborah H. Fournier

Submissions from 2020

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Covering the Care: Legal Update, December 2020, Lucy C. Hodder, Lauren LaRochelle, and Cory Greenleaf

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Covering the Care: Health Insurance Coverage in NH | 2020 Update, Jo Porter and Lucy C. Hodder

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Quick Guide to Telepractice Best Practices, (IHPP) Institute for Health Policy and Practice and Telehealth Practice Center

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Quickstart Guide to Teleprecepting: An Interdisciplinary Guide for Conducting Successful Teleprecepting Patient Visits, Lauryn Frost, Marcy Doyle, Sally Minkow, Dayle Sharp, Olivia Skaltsis, and Janet Thomas

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Pediatric mental health referrals: Guidance and directory for Pediatric primary care providers in New Hampshire, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

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Guía de recursos para consumidores: Cómo acceder a los beneficios de salud mental y trastorno por consumo de sustancias, Lucy C. Hodder, Connor Buchholz, Marguerite Corvini, and Bridget Drake

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Una guía rápida sobre cómo acceder a los beneficios de salud mental y trastorno por consumo de sustancias, Lucy C. Hodder, Connor Buchholz, Marguerite Corvini, and Bridget Drake

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COVID-19 Impacts for NH Adults, Josephine B. Porter, Amy Costello, and Lucy C. Hodder

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The Community Response to Medicaid Work and Community Engagement Requirements: Lessons from New Hampshire, Josephine B. Porter, Lucy C. Hodder, and Lauren LaRochelle

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COVID-19 RESOURCES, Institute for Health Policy and Practice and Josephine B. Porter

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A Quick Guide on How to Access Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits, Lucy C. Hodder, Connor Buchholz, Marguerite Corvini, and Bridget Drake

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Resource Guide for Consumers: How to Access Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits, Lucy C. Hodder, Connor Buchholz, Marguerite Corvini, and Bridget Drake

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10 Steps for Improving Diabetes Care in New Hampshire: A practical Guide for Clinicians and Community Partners, Annie Averill, Corina Chao, Marcy Doyle, Rudolph Fedrizzi, Ruth James, Sally Minkow, Delitha Watts, Jo Porter, Susan Fischer, and Marisa Lara

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Planning for Project ECHO in New Hampshire, Jeanne Ryer EdD, Kelsi M. West, Erica-Lyn Plante, Ruth James, Patrick Miller, Kathleen Thies, Marcy A. Doyle, H. Chris White, Amy Costello, Marguerite Corvini, and Josephine B. Porter

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New Hampshire Plans of Safe and Supportive Care — a Legal Primer: Fostering Services and Supports for Families when a Baby is Born Exposed to Substances, Lucy C. Hodder and Lauren LaRochelle

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What is a Plan of Safe Care? An Introduction to Best Practices in New Hampshire, Lucy C. Hodder, David J. Laflamme, and Kali Giovanditto

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A Closer Look at Implementing Change: A 3-Part Series - Part 2 Implementing Change | NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative Webinar Series, Hwasun Garin, Katherine Cox, and Dee Watts

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A Closer Look at Implementing Change: A 3-Part Series - Part 3 Sustainability | NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative Webinar Series, Hwasun Garin, Katherine Cox, and Dee Watts

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Focused Care: Using Risk Stratification Tools to Optimize Patient Care | NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative, Hwasun Garin, Katherine Cox, and Dee Watts

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NH Claims Report Suite, Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Series Outline: A Closer Look at Implementing Change: A 3-Part Series - Readiness, Implementation, and Sustainability, Hwasun Garin, Katherine Cox, and Dee Watts

Submissions from 2019

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Covering the Care: Health Insurance Coverage in New Hampshire, 2019 Update, Jo Porter and Lucy C. Hodder

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It’s Time to Support, Rather Than Punish, Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorder, Daisy Goodman, Bonny Whalen, and Lucy C. Hodder

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NH Medicaid Granite Advantage Program Update: Work and Community Engagement Requirements Temporarily Suspended, Lucy C. Hodder, Lauren LaRochelle, and Gus Hirshfeld

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Resource Guide For Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers: Answering Questions about Insurance Coverage and Parity for Addiction and Mental Health Care Services, Jacqueline Botchman, Marguerite Corvini, Kate Crary, Bridget Drake, Caitlyn Ebert, Lucy C. Hodder, and Margaret H. Schmidt

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A Quick Guide to Getting Help and Coverage for Substance Use and Mental Health Care Services, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

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CHI 2019 Annual Symposium Keynote Presentation: Telehealth and Project ECHO: “Connected” Care for Improved Outcomes, Danielle Louder

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CHI Annual Symposium 2019 Keynote: Patients as Partners in Transformation in the Rural Setting Mary Reeves, MD TCPI National Faculty, Mary Reeves

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Focused Care: Using Risk Stratification Tools to Optimize Patient Care | NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative, Felicity Bernard, Stephanie Cameron, Tracy Tinker, and Dee Watts

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Introduction to Trauma-Informed Integrated Care, Felicity Bernard

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Introduction to Trauma-Informed Integrated Care with the NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative, Jeanne Ryer, Felicity Bernard, Michael Skinner, Becky Parton, Janet Thomas, Lisa DiBrigida, Peter Fifield, and Veronica Triaca

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Oral Health: Healthcare Claims-Based Analysis, Center for Health Analytics and Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Stigma as Discrimination: Impact on Treatment and Strategies for Success | NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative, Felicity Bernard, Lisa Letourneau, and Kerry Nolte

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Stigma as Discrimination: Impact on Treatment and Strategies for Success - Trauma-Informed Integrated Care | NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative, Felicity Bernard, Lisa Letourneau, and Kerry Nolte

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Strategies for Developing a Continuous Improvement Culture (NHCHI and Center for Life Management), Katherine Cox, Jennifer Lesieur, and Dee Watts

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Telehealth and Project ECHO: "Connected" Care for Improve Outcomes, Danielle Louder

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Trauma-Informed Integrated Care in Practice - Panel Discussion, Janet Thomas, Lisa Dibrigida, and Kerry Nolte

Submissions from 2018

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Association Health Plans: The New ERISA Rules and What They Mean For New Hampshire – Brief Q&A, Lucy C. Hodder and Allison Wyman

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Developing A Foundation For Integrated Care Coordination: Part 1, Laura Davie and Alison Rataj

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Stewart v. Azar- What Does It Mean For New Hampshire’s Medicaid Work and Community Engagement Requirement?, Lucy C. Hodder

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Addressing Childhood Adversity and Social Determinants inPediatric Primary Care:Recommendations for New Hampshire, Marguerite Corvini, Katherine Cox, Molly O’Neil, Jeanne Ryer EdD, and Holly Deblois Tutko

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New Hampshire Medicaid Long Term Care Quick Facts: June 21, 2018, Lucy C. Hodder, Josephine Porter, and Allison Wyman

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Covering the Care: Medicaid, Work, and Community Engagement, Jo Porter and Lucy C. Hodder

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Informing Health System Change - Use of All-Payer Claims Databases, All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) Council, National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), and Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

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Blood Pressure Control: What Matters? - ASCVD Risk Scoring, American College of Cardiology

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CHI Annual Symposium - Understanding Medical Legal Partnerships, Lucy C. Hodder

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How to Meet Pediatric Well-Visit Requirements Using Lean QI Methods, Dee Watts and Molly O'Neil