Families First in the News

Families First in the News

NHPR covered hygienist Cindy Bishop’s visit to Little Harbour School in January. Read or listen

Lessons from the field: Nonprofit mergers
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation | 10/17/17


Race for a Cause benefits Families First 
Seacoastonline | 10/2/17

Goodwin, Families First merger called an evolution in health care
Seacoast Sunday | 9/24/17

Q&A with Goodwin Community Health CEO Janet Laatsch
New Hampshire Business Review | September 15, 2017

Families First to offer ADHD parenting groups
Seacoast Sunday | September 10, 2017

Families First, Goodwin awarded for quality
Seacoast Sunday | September 10, 2017

Jail programs help inmates fight addiction
Seacoastonline | September 8, 2017

Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation Shows Continued Support for Parent Education at Families First
Press Release | August 2017

Offsetting risk factors for kids
Seacoast Sunday| August 20, 2017

Hero of dental hygiene
New Hampshire Magazine | August 2017

Reducing the stigma of addiction
Seacoast Sunday | July 30, 2017

Children: The unseen victims of addiction
Seacoast Sunday | July 23, 2017

TD Charitable Foundation Awards $10,000 to Dental Center at Families First
Press release | July 2017

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust shows continued support for dental care
Press release | July 2017

Community health centers face uncertainty
New Hampshire Business Review | July 7, 2107

Family Morning Out comes to Seabrook
Press release | July 2017

Bank of America makes “Basic Needs” grant to Families First
Press release | June 2017

Eastern Bank supports mobile health care program
Press release | June 2017

Families First employee named NH Hygienist of the Year
Press release | June 2017

Families First brings primary care to Seabrook
Press release | June 2017

A visit from the tooth fairy
NH Chronicle (WMUR) | June 8, 2017

Partnership for a healthy future
Seacoast Sunday | June 4, 2017

Merger of community health centers benefits all (editorial)
Portsmouth Herald | June 3, 2017

“Thumbs up” for increasing care (editorial)
Foster’s Daily Democrat | May 26, 2017

Goodwin, Families First to merge
Press release | May 2017

Families First director wins lifetime achievement award
Press release | May 2017

Northeast Delta Dental continues support for Families First
Press release | May 2017

A recovery success story
Seacoast Sunday | May 7, 2017

AHCA and substance abuse programs in NH
Seacoast Sunday | May 14, 2017

Families First Receives $2.5K Grant From Newman’s Own Foundation
Press release | April 2017

Bishop’s Charitable Fund supports dental care for low-income patients
Press release | April 2017

Defining health care practitioners
Seacoast Sunday | April 10, 2017

Second health care van allows Families First to expand services
Seacoast Sunday | April 10, 2017

Hampton students raise $1.2K for homeless health
Press release | April 2017

Families First adds new primary care provider
Press release | April 2017

What you need to know about teen wellness visits
Parenting NH | April 2017

Radio ads featuring Dr. Eric Samuel
iHeart Media | Spring 2017

Radio ads featuring Dr. Skip Homicz
iHeart Media | Spring 2017

Radio ads featuring patient Jo
iHeart Media | Spring 2017

College-bound with ADD/ADHD
Press release | March 2017

Families First panel warns of GOP health bill impacts
Portsmouth Herald | March 17, 2017

Optometrists donate time for screenings at Families First
Press release | March 2017

Former client becomes Partners in Health coordinator at Families First
Press release | March 2017

Robert’s Community Supper to benefit Families First
Press release | March 2017

Miss Cindy brings ‘dramatic’ dental health to Seacoast schools
NHPR | February 17, 2017

Digital Prospectors Supports Local Community Health Center
Press release | February 2017

What you need to know about Temporomandibular Disorder 
Parenting New Hampshire | February 2017

The Provident Bank’s Community Charitable Organization supports school-based dental care 
Press release | January 2017

Families First receives grant from ADHA & the Wrigley Company Foundation
Press release | January 2017

NH Charitable Foundation pledges $60K to Families First
Press release | January 2017

Adventures in Parenting: Education at Families First
Portsmouth Herald | 1/20/17

HNH Foundation supports trauma-informed care at Families First
Press release | January 2017

Samuel P. Hunt Foundation donates $6K to Families First for dental supplies
Press release | January 2017



Hospital adopts families for the holidays
Seacoast Sunday | 12/18/16

Doctor’s office on wheels
Seacoast Sunday | 12/11/16

Families First chosen for $75K Hearst Foundations grant
Press release | December 2016

Bank of America makes ‘Critical Needs’ grant to Families First
Press release| December 2016

Fundraiser for Families First (LuLaRoe)
Press release | December 2016

New thoughts on a mysterious tragedy (SIDS)
Seacoast Sunday | 11/6/16

Families First fundraiser at Ten Thousand Villages
Press release | November 2016

Families First calendar artists announced
Press release | October 2016

Building a strong community one performance at a time
Press release | September 2016

Portsmouth program makes Family Fun Night possible for struggling families
NHPR | 9/20/16

Addiction affects the entire family
Seacoast Sunday | 9/18/16

Race for a Cause at Pease will benefit Families First
Portsmouth Herald | 9/14/16

A founder of city’s prenatal clinic retires from obstetrics
Seacoast Sunday | 8/22/16

Senator visits Portsmouth health facility
Portsmouth Herald | 8/10/16

‘Silo’ mentality fails in treatment of addiction
Seacoast Sunday | 7/31/16

Piscataqua Savings awards $5K to Families First
Press release | July 2016

Families First receives $50,000 grant from Medtronic
Press release | July 2016

TD Bank Awards grant to Families First
Press release | July 2016

Staffing firm Digital Prospectors donates $15K to Families First
Press release | July 2016

New primary care provider joins Families First
Press release | July 2016

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust helps break down dental care barriers
Press release | June 2016

Tackling diabetes with positive attitude
Seacoast Sunday | 5/18/16

What we know about Suboxone (w/ video of Families First doctors)
NHPR.org | 5/4/16

Addiction treatment in primary care
NHPR.org | 5/4/16

Families First a great parenting resource
Portsmouth Herald | 4/29/16

HealthcareGIVES announces grants to battle addiction
Portsmouth Herald | 4/29/16

Families First hires Shanley to work with seniors
Press release | April 2016

Optometrists donate time for screenings at Families First
Press release | March 2016

Integrating behavioral and primary health care
(see “Patient Self-Management” section)
Social Work Today / March-April 2016

Families First dental director received recognition
Seacoast Sunday | 2/28/16

Families First receives $10K CVS Health Community Grant
Press release | February 2016

New program to help parents
Seacoast Sunday | 1/3/16


Interview on ‘Don’t Dis My Ability’

In Portsmouth, ACA primer fails to draw much interest

Health Care Signup Help: Families First Gives Assistance

Misconceptions abound about Medicaid eligibility (letter to the editor)

Families First raising funds for new mobile health care van

New Families First calendar a vibrant tribute to Seacoast

Set limits, outline expectations for the holiday season

Help campaign to buy new van (editorial)

Families First profile

Medical van for homeless on life support

Big Blue needs a hand helping homeless

Medicaid debate heats up after snag in NH Senate

Families First needs new van for health-care help

Thumbs up to supportive Seacoast community

Families First looks ahead during ‘challenging time’

Affordable care act starts with mixed reactions

Area health officials voice support for more Medicaid

Alzheimer’s Café an ‘exciting’ new option for support

Affordable health care marketplace opens

When to use the ER — and when not to

Anthem decision on affordable health care hits home

When your child doesn’t rise and shine (communicating with schools)

Families First integrates physical, behavioral health care

Rep. tours Families First to see impact of federal sequestration cuts

Shea-Porter visits Families First Health Center

Sequestration Worries Families First Health Center

New Hampshire Health Centers Awarded Grants

Families First wins contest funds at NHCF meeting

Nonprofits ‘Make the Pitch’ for funding

Families First to compete for Foundation grant

Portsmouth Rotary recognizes ‘unsung heroes’

Support Medicaid expansion (op–ed by our Board chair)

Oral health and public health are one and the same

Nutritional Guidelines for Your Toddler

Your child’s first dental exam (pp. 14-15)


Community health care programs on the chopping block

Dental care demand rises

Giving back: Calendar cover artist has ties to Families First

Resist temptation to cut health care

Hospital CEO speaks at Families First annual meeting

FQHCs offer 2nd home for retired dentists (featuring Dr. Homicz)

Families First’s home visiting program

Growth of poverty spreads across Seacoast

Getting the family organized key to successful school year

Center offers resources for parents and children (news video)

Families First’s Health Care for the Homeless Program (news video)

NH state budget strains web of social services

Families First honored, receives $25,000 grant

Students serve Common Table meal, learn about homelessness

Guinta tours Families First community health center

Resources the issue with providing care for needy (letter to the editor)

Cuts to community health centers are not prudent (letter to the editor)

Community health cuts won’t save state money (letter to the editor)

NH advantage dying in state legislature (letter to the editor)

Community health center cuts will not save money (letter to editor)

Health center cuts would cost more in long run (letter to editor)

Fight to keep community health center funding (letter to editor)

Health Centers Air Concerns Over Proposed Budget Cuts

Tooth fairy tale: Local homeless man gets new lease on life thanks to new teeth

The art of keeping time: Local artists participate in Families First art calendar fundraiser

16 Minutes: Open Doors to Health in New Hampshire (video)

Families First blogs about winning grant from Tom’s of Maine

Tobey and Merrill Insurance donates $7K to Families First

Families First set sights on helping with eye exams

Families First gets $345K grant from Foundation for Seacoast Health

Keep cool: Families First offers anger help for everyday parenting