Foundation for Healthy Communities Releases 2015 New Hampshire Prevention Guidelines

The Foundation for Healthy Communities has released the 2015-2016 New Hampshire Prevention Guidelines for healthcare providers and patients.  Revised to include preventive services that are covered by the Affordable Care Act, the New Hampshire Prevention Guidelines are intended to help better inform patients of evidence-based, national recommendations of preventive services, as well as serve as a quick resource for clinicians.

“These prevention guidelines have helped identify the recommended screenings and their respective schedules for both adults and children since 1998,” states Anne Diefendorf, Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety at the Foundation for Healthy Communities.  “They help assist healthcare providers in providing preventive care by engaging their patients in the importance of adhering to the national screening recommendations.”

“The guidelines are well substantiated and based on safe, clinical evidence, aimed at reducing the risk of children becoming critically ill or creating an epidemic outbreak,” states Dr. Lukas Kolm, president of the New Hampshire Medical Society, in support of the guidelines.

The New Hampshire Prevention Guidelines were developed by the Foundation for Healthy Communities working in conjunction with the NH Department of Health & Human Services and the six major health plans in the state.  Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Community Health Options, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Minuteman Health, New Hampshire Healthy Families and Well Sense Health Plan all participated in the review process, and fully support the guidelines.

The 2015 New Hampshire Prevention Guidelines can be found here.

**Press release copied from the Foundation for Healthy Communities website.