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Proclamation by Governor Sununu

New Hampshire is a wonderful place to stay, work and play, and the commitment to a robust and healthy workforce starts at the top. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu declared December 5, 2017 Healthcare Workforce Recruitment Day in a proclamation read by Marty Boldin, Governor’s Policy Advisor on Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, at the Bi-State Recruitment & Retention Conference held in Concord. This educational conference attracted more than 100 key leaders and healthcare professionals directly involved in the recruitment and retention of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and behavioral health and SUD treatment professionals. 

The conference agenda included a national keynote address on combating clinician burnout from Dr. Corey Martin, founder of the Bounce Back Project. His talk focused on the benefits of gratitude, and its association to resiliency and happiness. Health Centers in New Hampshire recognize the importance of preventing or minimizing clinician burnout and appreciated Dr. Martin’s insights.

Also on the program was a 90 minute presentation by 3RNet Executive Director, Mike Shimmens, who shared his knowledge on effective retention and on-boarding strategies for rural and underserved communities. Other sessions included updates on employment law and job posting best practices. Attendees were provided time to network with fellow industry leaders throughout the day.

All involved with the conference agree that New Hampshire has a lot to offer job seekers. Looking for low taxes?  New Hampshire is the 7th lowest state in total taxation with no personal income or sale tax.  Looking for K-12 education? New Hampshire is 4th in the nation for public school education. Looking for optimal quality of life?  New Hampshire routinely is ranked in the top five best states to live, currently ranked number two.

The NH VT Recruitment Center, a service of Bi-State Primary Care Association, has been in the recruitment and retention business for more than twenty years. Funding from the State of NH’s Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Maternal and Child Health Section, Office of Medicaid Services, and Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services helped support the conference, as well as other Recruitment Center efforts that are specific to primary care, oral health, behavioral health and SUD treatment providers.

For information about the NH VT Recruitment Center, visit http://www.bistaterecruitmentcenter.org/

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