PSU Presents New Hampshire Health Expert James W. Squires, M.D.

April 19th, 2007 by Adam

Every year, thousands of New Hampshire residents go without critical medical care, because they can’t afford it or don’t have access to it. According to Thad Guldbrandsen, Director of PSU’s Center for Rural Partnerships, it is one of the most critical problems now facing our region and country. Guldbrandsen also believes the obstacles for providing better health care to rural communities include lack of transportation and medical facilities, difficulty in attracting and retaining primary health providers in a rural setting, limited or no access to health insurance and more.

How does the Granite State begin to address the issue? PSU’s Center for Rural Partnerships presents James W. Squires, M.D., President of the Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest grant making foundation, in a seminar discussing those important issues. Dr. Squires will speak about “Key Issues in Rural Health and Wellness in New Hampshire” on Wednesday, May 16, at noon in the HUB Student Senate Room at PSU. The event is free and open to the public.

The Endowment for Health was established in 1999. Since 2001, the Endowment has awarded 435 grants totaling nearly $19 million dollars to support a wide range of health-related programs and projects in New Hampshire. For more information about grant guidelines and funding priorities, visit www.endowmentforhealth.org

This is the final event of the semester sponsored by the Rural Health and Wellness Working Group and Center for Rural Partnerships.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603)535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu