October 2017

In This Issue...

  1. NHPA Names Sarah Freeman as Executive Director
  2. News and Resources
  3. Annual Conference
  4. Partner Spotlight

Job Listings

Recent Postings

Substance Use Disorder Clinicans
Somersworth, Laconia, and Concord

Recovery Support Workers -Part-Time or 3rd Shift

Visit our JOB BOARD to view the full listings.

Become a Member Today

The NHPA has a beneficial membership for everyone, whether you work directly in the field of substance misuse, work with populations in need of substance use services, or are studying to work in the field, the NHPA has a benefits package specific to your unique needs as an individual or agency! Learn more about the benefits of membership by visiting OUR WEBSITE or by completeing an APPLICATION today.


NHPA Names Sarah Freeman as Executive Director

NHPA Names Sarah Freeman as Executive Director

The NH Providers Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Newport resident Sarah Freeman as its new Executive Director, effective September 11, 2017.

Sarah comes to NHPA from Safe Horizon—the nation’s largest victim assistance organization—where she served as a staff attorney. As an integral member of the New York City non-profit community, Sarah actively participated in community meetings, bar association committees, and working groups aimed at improving services and increasing resources to victims of violence in New York City. Prior, she worked as an advocate at Voices Against Violence in Plymouth. Sarah holds a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Science in Health: Science, Society, & Policy from Brandeis University.

Sarah says “I am excited to return to the state where I grew up. The members of NHPA are on the frontlines of the addiction epidemic facing New Hampshire. I am looking forward to working closely with the terrific staff at the NH Providers Association to strengthen our representation of members and grow additional services to meet their needs so that substance use providers can focus on delivering high-quality prevention, treatment, and recovery services.”

Sarah’s experience providing both direct service and systems advocacy has heightened her understanding of the challenges that substance use professionals face in providing quality services to their clients. This experience combined with her education and commitment to nonprofit management makes her a perfect leader for NHPA.

Sarah can be reached at [email protected]
or 603-225-9540 ext. 113.

News and Resources

Exciting New Website Tools for Members

The NH Providers Association wants to help you get the word out on your organization's important news, events, and job opportunities. Members are encouraged to use our website as a powerful marketing tool to reach professionals in the behavioral health field, including those working in prevention, treatment, and recovery. You can complete the appropriate form to list an event, training, or meeting on our website calendar or share news and resources by contacting [email protected].

Did you know that the NHPA has a job board specific to career opportunities in the behavioral health field? Job listings are free for NHPA members and $50 for not-yet-members. Your listing may even be promoted in an upcoming e-newsletter!

Calendar Listing Request
Job Listing Request

NH Begins Its Block Grant Application Process

The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant to each Single State Authority (SSA). BDAS serves as the SSA for New Hampshire and many of the state's prevention, treatment, and recovery programs are funded through the block grant.

The public is invited to comment on the planning and progress of the SAPT Block Grant initiatives.

To submit comments please contact:
Shannon Quinn
Telephone: 603-271-5889
Email: [email protected]

Site Visit Required for Medicaid Enrollment

The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) defines substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers as a moderate to high risk provider type. Accordingly, DHHS requires a site visit as part of the Medicaid enrollment AND re-validation process. During the site visit, DHHS Program Integrity staff will examine multiple areas for compliance with the federal and state regulations including building inspection, medical records and provided services review, employee records, and licensure status (when relevant). As part of this site visit, DHHS will be looking for a CLIA waiver from any facility collecting laboratory samples.  CLIA WAIVER APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND  HERE. This is separate process from audits and site visits conducted either by health facilities licensing staff with residential substance use disorder providers or by BDAS staff with its contracted substance use disorders treatment providers.

Please also note that all rendering providers need to file an individual application, linked to your group, or claims will be denied beginning January 1, 2018. The staff at NHPA would be happy to provide further support concerning the Medicaid enrollment and re-validation process.

Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration for the NH Behavioral Health Conference and Public Policy Summit Ends October 7th.

This year's theme is "Integration of Behavioral Health Policy, Systems and Services: Communities Working Together for a Healthy New Hampshire"

The NH Behavioral Health Conference & Public Policy Summit is important for integrated substance use, mental health, and primary care services. This combined event seeks to enhance the health and well-being of people throughout New Hampshire through thoughtful public policy and the integration and quality provision of these vital community services. 

Important Links:
Visit the Event Website
Review the Agenda and Session Descriptions
Book Your Stay at our Group Room Rate
Register Now

Partner Spotlight

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NH Providers Association
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603-225-9540 ext. 113 | [email protected]