ABOUT THE COUNCIL
Approximately 42,000 New Hampshire children suffer from a chronic health condition. At least 10,000 of these children have severe to life-threatening illnesses.
The Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions is a comprehensive statewide advisory and advocacy organization formed to address issues that impact the lives of children with chronic illness and their families in four primary areas:
- Promoting needs assessments of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families.
- Serving in an advisory capacity to the State Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Insurance for policy and program development.
- Collaborating with state offices and state office and statewide organizations to enhance community-based family supports that meet the unique needs of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families.
- Increasing awareness of the medical, social, and educational issues that impact children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families.
OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Denise Brewitt is the Executive Director of the Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions and Their Families.
Denise’s background is in the field of Education with more than ten years experience. For the past three years Denise has also served as a community relations representative for the Children’s Hospital Boston Trust and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has spoken on behalf of fellow parents of children with chronic health conditions and the challenges that their children face and the obstacles that their families must overcome.
Denise, a life-long resident of New Hampshire lives in Raymond with her husband and three children, Richard, Hannah & Ryan. Knowing first hand that a chronic illness effects the whole family Denise strives to work with families to support each family member and not only the child with the chronic illness.
Council for Children & Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 22, Concord, NH 03301 Phone: 603-225-6400 Fax: 603-271-1156 ~ Email: [email protected]