The New Hampshire Hospital Association strives to provide a website that is accessible to the broadest audience possible and to accommodate users with or without disabilities. To meet this goal, our website strives to follow the WCAG 2.1, Level AA conformance as well as 508 federal accessibility compliance. This policy applies to all web content on www.nhha.org since September 2021. New web content will undergo accessibility checks before being placed on the website. Analysis of the website is the responsibility of the NHHA and its IT partner. Visitors to the website can report any issues with website accessibility to [email protected].
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The law (29 U.S.C § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information comparable to the access available to others. https://www.section508.gov/manage/laws-and-policies/
The New Hampshire Hospital Association is the leading advocate for hospitals and health systems in New Hampshire and works with its members, state and federal policy makers, and other organizations to shape and influence state and federal legislation and regulation to improve the ability of its members to deliver affordable, quality care to its patients and communities. The NHHA engages in strategic partnerships with the American Hospital Association and its affiliated organization, the Foundation for Healthy Communities, to ensure it meets the unique needs of its members and the residents of New Hampshire by working to improve healthcare for all.
American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, healthcare networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members’ perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on healthcare issues and trends.
Foundation for Healthy Communities
The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) is a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve health and healthcare through innovative partnerships with both individuals and organizations. Founded in 1968 as an education and research organization for the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA), the Foundation was reorganized in 1995 to meet the needs of a changing healthcare system. The Foundation for Healthy Communities is led by a board of directors with a broad range of expertise which guides its strategic and programmatic efforts. Today, the Foundation is a partnership between New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, home care agencies, community organization and other healthcare stakeholders focusing on quality of care, access to health services, and prevention as the major priorities of work, aligning with the Foundation’s mission of improving total population health for all communities.
Through its wide array of programs and initiatives across the care continuum, the Foundation for Healthy Communities has built its reputation as a convener of diverse partners around the common goal of improving health, empowering people and organizations with the tools and strategies to effectively improve health and address the needs of New Hampshire and its communities.