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Saturday
Mar302013

Governor Hassan's Public Schedule for Saturday, March 30 - Friday, April 5, 2013 

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

CONCORD – Below is Governor Maggie Hassan’s schedule of public events for Saturday, March 30 through Friday, April 5, 2013:

Saturday, March 30

11:00 AM        Governor Hassan to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt

                        Location: Bridges House, 21 Mountain Road, Concord

 

2:00 PM          Governor Hassan to Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

                        Location: NHAG AASF Hangar, 26 Regional Drive, Concord

*Note: Last year, the New Hampshire State Legislature passed Senate Bill 398 to acknowledge and commemorate the military service of American men and women in Vietnam. This bill established March 30, 2013 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

 

6:00 PM          Governor Hassan to Attend City Year’s 13th Annual Starry Starry Night

                        Location: Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, 588 Wentworth Road, New Castle

 

Monday, April 1

9:40 AM          Governor Hassan to Swear In Jeff Rose as Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

                        Location: Executive Council Chamber, State House, Concord

 

Tuesday, April 2

11:15 AM        Governor Hassan to Speak at Community Development Finance Authority Event to Mark National Community Development Week

                        Location: Smile Building, 49 South Main Street, Concord

 

Wednesday, April 3

8:00 AM          Governor Hassan to Attend Governor and Executive Council Breakfast

                        Location: Secretary of State, Bureau of Securities Regulation, State House Annex, 3rd Floor, Room 341, 25 Capitol Street, Concord

 

10:00 AM        Governor Hassan to Preside Over Governor and Council Meeting

Location: Governor and Council Chamber, State House, Concord

*Note: the Governor will hold a brief media availability immediately following the meeting

 

Thursday, April 4

9:00 AM          Governor Hassan to Speak at Eggs & Issues

                        Location: North Conway Grand Hotel, 72 Common Court, North Conway

 

6:00 PM          Governor Hassan to Participate in Fisher Cats Opening Day Ceremonies

                        Location: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester

 

Friday, April 5

8:00 AM          Governor Hassan to Speak at Campaign for Legal Services 2013 Kickoff            

Location: Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford

 

10:00 AM        Governor Hassan to Open YMCA Youth and Government Day    

Location: Representatives Hall, State House, Concord

 

11:30 AM        Governor Hassan to Sign Proclamation Proclaiming April as Donate Life Month

                        in New Hampshire

                        Location: Executive Council Chamber, State House, Concord

 

1:00 PM          Governor Hassan to Speak at New Hampshire State Police Promotion Ceremony

                        Location: New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Council, 17 Institute Drive,

                        Concord

 

4:00 PM          Governor Hassan to Attend Made in NH Expo

                        Location: Radisson Hotel Expo Center, 700 Elm Street, Manchester

Friday
Mar292013

Governor Hassan to Speak at McDonough School to Promote Literacy  

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

MANCHESTER – Governor Maggie Hassan will speak at McDonough School’s Book Character Pageant Assembly to mark Read Across New Hampshire and promote literacy.

 

The Book Character Pageant Assembly is part of McDonough School’s week-long campaign to promote literacy. Every student has been challenged to read a million words and classrooms are decorating doors to win $100 to spend at the book fair, among other activities. For the Book Character Pageant Assembly, the students have been invited to dress up like their favorite book characters.

 

March has marked Read Across New Hampshire Month, part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. In its 16th year, Read Across America is the NEA’s signature program, designed to build a nation of readers by motivating children and teens to read by organizing events, creating partnerships, and providing reading resources.

 

WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Speak at McDonough School’s Promote Literacy Day Assembly to Mark Read Across America Month

 

WHEN:          Friday, March 29, 1:00 PM

 

WHERE:       McDonough School, 550 Lowell Street, Manchester

Wednesday
Mar272013

Governor's Easter Egg Hunt 

Attached is a flyer for the Governor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which she will be holding at Bridges House this Saturday (March 30) at 11 a.m.

http://www.nhinsider.com/storage/pdf_files/EasterEggHunt.pdf

Saturday
Mar232013

NH DHHS Recognizes World TB Day

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS), Division of Public Health Services recognizes World Tuberculosis

Day, sponsored by the Stop TB Partnership, which aims to eliminate

tuberculosis worldwide. World TB Day is held on March 24th, commemorating

the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB. The goal of World

TB Day is to raise awareness of the disease and work toward elimination of

TB disease and infection.



There were 9 cases of tuberculosis (TB) identified in New Hampshire in

2012, the most recent year data are available. A total of 10,528 TB cases

(which translates to a rate of 3.4 TB cases per 100,000 persons) were

reported in the United States in 2011. Both the number of TB cases reported

and the case rate decreased; compared with 2010, these numbers represent a

5.8% and 6.4% decline, respectively. In 2011, the percentage of TB cases

that were diagnosed in foreign-born persons increased to 62% of the

national case total. Despite the overall decline in numbers, cases of this

treatable disease continue to be diagnosed in the United States and public

health officials are concerned that there is not enough progress being made

toward elimination.



“Although tuberculosis is sometimes a difficult disease to diagnose and can

cause very serious symptoms,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public

Health at DHHS, “it is treatable and relatively difficult to catch. About

one-third of the world’s population is infected with the Mycobacterium

tuberculosis bacterium. The fact that case numbers are declining in the

U.S. makes us vulnerable to complacency and neglect, but there is more we

can do to help stop the spread of this disease and one of the most

important steps is education.”



TB is most often spread when an infected person coughs and the bacteria

become airborne. Symptoms of TB can vary but the most common ones include a

cough that lasts longer than 3 weeks and coughing up blood or phlegm.

People may also experience weakness or fatigue, weight loss, loss of

appetite, chills, fever, and/or night sweats. Tuberculosis usually affects

the lungs but can also attack any part of the body.



For more information about TB, visit www.cdc.gov/tb , the NH Department of

Health and Human Services website at www.dhhs.nh.gov , the Stop TB

Partnership at www.stoptb.org , or Breathe New Hampshire at

www.breathenh.org . For questions about tuberculosis and reporting

requirements, call the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at

603-271-4496.

Friday
Mar222013

NH DHHS Releases Data Assessing State’s Homeless Population

Concord - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services (BHHS), announces the results of

the one-day statewide Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless individuals and

families. This count took place on 1/23/13 from 12:00 midnight to 11:59

p.m. and targeted city/town welfare offices, homeless shelters, hospitals,

police departments, soup kitchens, food pantries, outreach workers, and

other organizations serving homeless people in New Hampshire. The count is

undertaken as a coordinated effort between the three local homeless

Continuums of Care, Nashua, Manchester and the “Balance of State” which

BHHS coordinates.



Results of this one-day count revealed there were 2,576 homeless

individuals across the state. This represents a 6% increase in the number

of homeless individuals from 2012 (2,438 individuals). Of that number

1,243 were sheltered (down 9% from 2012); 442 were unsheltered (up 17% from

2012); 891 individuals were temporarily doubled up (temporarily residing

with family or friend, a 20% increase from 2012); 418 were families (which

is a 3% increase of families that were homeless in 2012). Also, of the

1,520 adults surveyed, 37% (562) self reported a severe and persistent

mental illness, 35% (533) reported having a substance abuse issue, 11%

(165) were veterans, and 32% (481) were chronically homeless.



“It is troubling to see the rise in the number of people who do not have a

place to call home,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “This data

underscores the need for us to continue to work together to find solutions

to end homelessness, especially in a time of limited resources as there are

far too many individuals and families that do not have a permanent place to

live.”



BHHS coordinates this Point-in-Time count in order to gather an accurate

and unduplicated count of homeless individuals and families across the

state. As part of the funding BHHS receives from the US Department of

Housing and Urban Development, this count is required to identify the needs

created by the ongoing issue of homelessness; both sheltered and

unsheltered, in New Hampshire.



“The annual PIT count provides the BHHS with data to identify both who is

homeless in the state, and where they are located on a given day,” said

BHHS Administrator Maureen Ryan. “BHHS strives to obtain as accurate a

count as possible through statewide coordination of this effort and

eliciting participation from a wide range of service providers and other

organizations. This information helps us ensure services are targeted at

the areas and populations in need.”

 

Read Full Report Here --> PointInTime Homeless Report 2013