My Health. My Care.

The Winnipesaukee Public Health Council (WPHC) has identified access to health care as a regional health priority. The goal is to increase numbers of individuals enrolled in health insurance through the NH Health Protection Program (Medicaid Expansion) and the Health Insurance Marketplace and to improve health literacy with a focus on low income individuals/families. Access to health insurance improves health outcomes.  Over the past year, Certified Marketplace Assisters, Navigators, Application Counselors and vested personnel from ServiceLink, HealthFirst and LRGHealthcare have been collaborating on this effort. Many individuals have never had health insurance. Understanding health insurance, how to navigate health care services and how to stay healthy is complicated and at times challenging.  Our regional Access Workgroup has reviewed available health literacy toolkits and has chosen Nashua Health Department's "My Health, My Care"  to base our health literacy efforts. The goal is to increase access to health care through education and awareness of affordable health care services.  We have received approval from Nashua Health Department to use their materials.  

The My Health My Care Toolkit includes:

  • Regional Health Resource Guide (including information on breast cancer screening)
  • Guide to Accessing and Understanding Health Insurance
  • "My Health, My Care"  Video series (each video 5-7 min. in length) on the following topics:
  1. Learning the Basics
  2. Communicating with Health Care Professionals
  3. Understanding Insurance, Appointments and Billing
  4. Staying Healthy
  5. One Family's Story

  • "My Health My Care" brochure explaining the content of  the video series and series feedback form
  • AARP "My Personal Medication Record"
  • "Coverage to Care" booklet from CMS
Other printable resources include:

Video Series Part 1-5, please see below

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN276201100010C with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester. 

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