Senate Executive Departments & Administration Committee Passes SB 104
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, the Senate Executive Departments & Administration Committee unanimously passed SB 104 in a vote of 5-0. SB 104 is omnibus legislation which, among other things, will critically expand New Hampshire’s public health infrastructure at a time when the state needs it most.
After the vote, Senator Suzanne Prentiss (D-West Lebanon) issued the following statement:
“Senate Bill 104 is a critical piece of bipartisan legislation that will put community health workers in each of the state’s 13 existing public health networks. Community health workers are trusted community members working on the frontlines to increase access to healthcare and social services, reduce the need for emergency services, serve as liaisons between community members and health systems, and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Deploying these workers across the state will dramatically improve health outcomes and decrease long-term healthcare costs for our state. This bill truly meets people where they’re at and ensures access to quality healthcare for all Granite Staters, regardless of their zip code.”