About Us

The NH Purchasers Group is comprised of leadership from the State of New Hampshire Employee and Retiree Health Benefit Plan; the University System of New Hampshire; and the New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition, a joint labor/management partnership providing health benefits to public employees throughout the state.


To assist in the creation of a system for health in New Hampshire that centers on the whole person, is well coordinated, of high value and quality, and makes effective use of resources.

The New Hampshire Purchasers Group on Health will encourage the systems that deliver care to invest and function in alignment with, and not counter to, our needs.  As public purchasers, we will make and sustain investments in health care design and delivery which support the execution of our mission.

Our vision centers on these values:

1.   Primary Care. A high-performing primary care system aligned with the Joint Principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home.

2.   Quality.  Alignment with quality indicators endorsed by the professional societies and articulated by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and Ambulatory Quality Alliance (AQA).

3.   Efficiency.  Seeks out, implements and incents the use of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) guidelines and identifies unnecessary duplication of services.

4.   Technology.  Investment in technological advancement for proven technologies and devices that have demonstrated an improvement in quality outcomes.

5.   Integration.  Services and resources are integrated to focus on the whole person, ease transition and communication, and improve outcomes and lower costs.

6.   Partnering.  Partnership between the NH Purchasers Group on Health and providers of health care to design and deliver solutions at the right time, in the right place.


Educate health plan participants (employees) to be more informed and engaged in their benefits and the power that they have to improve their health and use the benefits and actions available to them wisely.

Influence healthcare policy at the state and regional level.

Learning Organization: as public purchasers, learn about changes to health care delivery, laws and policy that could be beneficial to our programs.

Outreach and communicate information regarding our activities and intentions to audiences that are interested and will benefit from deeper engagement and action.

Monitor and track changes in the state and national healthcare markets which will impact our operations and employees.

Trusted Partner:  maintain a sustaining presence in the health and health care evolution at the state, regional and national levels to support health system transformation.