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Bi-State Primary Care Association, serving Vermont and New Hampshire, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works with federal, state, and regional health policy organizations, foundations, and payers to develop strategies, policies, and programs that provide and support community-based primary health care services in medically underserved areas.

Health Care Resources in Vermont

Vermont Medical Society is the leading voice of physicians in the state and is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by advocating on behalf of Vermont's doctors and the patients and communities they care for.  The Society serves its 2,000 members through public policy advocacy on the state and federal levels, as well as by providing legal, administrative and educational support, producing a rich flow of news and information and offering member benefits that increase medical practice effectiveness and efficiency.

Vermont State Dental Society is the state's professional association of dentists.  VSDS works to: enhance the professional practice environment for its members,be the source of information on issues involving oral health care and its relation to general health and well-being, advocate for access to oral health care for all Vermonters, andfoster collaboration among oral health stakeholders.

Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is a member-owned organization devoted to improving the health status of communities throughout Vermont.  Their activities include advocacy, policy development, education and research. We work in partnership with dozens of Vermont health care organizations on a wide variety of issues. We provide educational and research services for members and non-members alike.

VT Nurse Practitioner Association - united as a group of healthcare providers committed to the support of nurse practitioners in the provision of accessible, cost-effective, quality health care for all Vermonters.

Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont - To provide the members of PAAV with representation for issues of legislative regulatory and professional issue support around the state of Vermont. Forge and maintain partnerships/working relationships with other health professional organizations on a national, regional, and statewide level. Work towards improving the professional and regulatory environment for PA practice in Vermont and nationwide. Monitor and improve reimbursement environment in the state and nationally.

Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, in collaboration with many partners, improves access to quality healthcare through its focus on workforce development. This includes: pipeline programs in health careers awareness and exploration for youth in communities across the state; support for and engagement of health professions students at the University of Vermont and residents at Fletcher Allen Health Care; recruitment and retention of the healthcare workforce in Vermont.  AHEC efforts focus on achieving a well-trained healthcare workforce so that all Vermonters have access to quality care, including those who live in Vermont's most rural areas and Vermont's underserved populations. In addition to workforce development, AHEC brings educational and quality improvement programming to Vermont's primary care practitioners and supports community health education across the state.  AHEC believes the success in healthcare innovation, transformation, and reform depends on an adequate supply and distribution of well-trained healthcare professionals.


Health Care Resources in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Medical Society is a non-profit organization with over 2,200 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical students in the state of New Hampshire. NHMS is dedicated and committed to representing the medical profession as a whole—advocating for patients, physicians, the medical profession and health related rights, responsibilities and issues for the betterment of public health.

New Hampshire Dental Societyspeaks for dentistry of the state level on legislative, regulatory and dental issues involving the public. The society provides its members with quality continuing dental education programs, placement services as well as a variety of other services.  The society is composed of nine component dental societies that form the foundation of the constituent society as such and play a critical job in providing direction for the entire organization. Member dentists have a voice in their preferences in the manner in which the society functions.

New Hampshire Hospital Association's vision is to be THE leading and respected voice for hospitals and health care delivery systems in New Hampshire working together to deliver compassionate, accessible, high quality, financially sustainable health care to the patients and communities they serve.  The NHHA mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems in delivering high quality health care to the patients and communities they serve.

New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association is a non-profit, professional advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving the strength and integrity of advanced practice nursing.  NHNPA remains alert to state and federal legislative and regulatory initiatives that impact the profession, and our members serve on numerous task forces, which strive to improve patient access and the quality of health care.  NHNPA supports networking among advanced practices nurses in the state, national and international arenas. We sponsor regional dinner meetings that provide educational programs, participate in regional leadership meetings, co-host the annual Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference, and have joined community partners to bring medical knowledge and resources to a small village in West Africa.

New Hampshire Society of Physician Assistants' purpose is to promote quality medical care, to work diligently to maintain the highest level of professional standards and enhance to the professional and political climate for Physician Assistants throughout the state of New Hampshire, to increase the Society's membership, to develop and provide continuing medical education programs for Physician Assistants, and to promote the public health policies that improve the health and well-being of all people of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is a statewide network that improves health care and access to health care, particularly in rural and underserved areas, by enhancing the health and public health workforce of the state.  The NH AHEC provides educational outreach and support to health care providers in practice, students in  training programs for health professions, and young people considering a career in health care. To practicing healthcare providers, we offer continuing education that is responsive to their needs and interests, emerging health issues, and changes in the healthcare landscape. Educational programs are offered at times and locations convenient to practitioners, and range from short “lunch and learn” workshops to multi-day conferences.  CME, nursing, social work, and other professional credits are available.

Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is a community-based organization currently serving Sullivan, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Strafford, Cheshire, and Rockingham counties.  Their mission is to develop, promote, and coordinate community and academic multi-disciplinary partnerships for health professions education.  We focus on under-served communities and provide education for students, practicing health professionals, and members of southern New Hampshire communities.

Northern NH Area Health Education Center was established in April 1999 as a program of the North Country Health Consortium. The center office is located in Littleton, NH and serves health and social service organizations and educational institutions in Coos, Carroll, and Grafton and Belknap counties.  The Northern New Hampshire AHEC is affiliated with the statewide AHEC program based at The Dartmouth Institute.

This program is financed in part under an agreement with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, and under an agreement with the United States Department of Health & Human Services.



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Vermont State Government


  • State of Vermont:
  • Vermont Secretary of State's Office licenses various professionals including nurses:
  • Vermont Medical Practice Board licenses physicians, podiatrists, anesthesiologist assistants and physician assistants:
  • Vermont Board of Dental Examiners licensing agency for dentists and dental hygienists:
  • The Vermont Department of Health is the state’s lead agency for public health policy and advocacy:


New Hampshire State Government


  • State of New Hampshire:
  • New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office licenses various professionals including nurses:
  • New Hampshire Board of Medicine: licenses physicians, podiatrists, anesthesiologist assistants and physician assistants:
  • New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners: licensing agency for dentists and dental hygienists:
  • NH Department of Health and Human

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