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Healthforce NH

Do You Have an Innovative Idea?

Health care workforce needs are critical in New Hampshire and require new and innovative thinking to address recruitment, retention, and sustainability. The primary goal of the Innovation Challenge is to promote and support innovative ventures in the health care workforce space in New Hampshire.

There are dedicated advocates and organizations throughout New Hampshire hosting a wide range of programs and resources to help address health care workforce challenges in the state, as below. Our goal is to raise awareness for their valuable work. If you have an initiative you would like included, please send an email to


Southern NH Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Point of Contact:

Paula Smith,


Description of Project:

The Southern NH AHEC facilitates programs focused on the recruitment and retention of the healthcare workforce through pipeline development, workforce training, some community placements, and continuing education, as grants permit. Southern NH AHEC is formally affiliated with the Northern NH AHEC and the NH AHEC Program Office to make up the Statewide NH AHEC Network.