November 9, 2017
CONTACT: Sheila Vargas
Public Relations Director
Direct: (603) 731-8051
CONGRESWOMAN ANN MCLANE KUSTER AND GOVERNOR CHRISTOPHER T. SUNUNU AMONG THOSE HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS
TO IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF GRANITE STATERS
CONCORD, NH – On Thursday, November 9th, New Futures, the statewide health and wellness advocacy organization, brought together advocates and champions from across New Hampshire to recognize accomplishments and celebrate the collective impact of the organizations and individuals who have worked tirelessly over the last year to improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters.
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district and Governor Christopher T. Sununu ere both awarded the New Futures’ 2017 President’s Award. The annual award is given by New Futures to individuals who have worked closely with the organization to champion policies aimed at improving the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents, including those policies related to early childhood and substance use issues.
“The opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities across our state,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “We need to ensure those on the front lines of the crisis have the resources necessary to turn the tide of this epidemic. I’m working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance proposals that will strengthen prevention, treatment and recovery services in New Hampshire and across the country. I’m honored to receive the President’s Award from New Futures. The leadership New Futures displays on this issue is critical, and I look forward to continuing to partner with New Futures and their dedicated staff as we work to reduce the public health impact of addiction and overdose.”
"On behalf of those who work tirelessly on the front lines of opioid crisis, I am proud to accept this award from New Futures as a symbol of our desire to continue our successes and to honor those who have lost their families and their lives in the midst of this terrible crisis," said Governor Chris Sununu. "By working together we can make a difference, and we will lead our communities to new and innovative ways to counter the substance misuse crisis in New Hampshire."
New Futures’ was founded 20 years ago, when Oliver Hubbard, a real-life New Hampshire Yankee chicken farmer from Walpole, N.H., made an astonishing $43 million gift to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to address substance misuse. From there, New Futures has grown into the state’s premiere organization focused on health and wellness policy in the Granite State.
ABOUT NEW FUTURES
New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. Learn more at www.new-futures.org.