NH agencies teaming up to offer families health, wellness kits

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) As families deal with the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, several state agencies are teaming up to distribute 25,000 health and wellness kits to New Hampshire families that include dental supplies, medication disposal pouches and flyers on monitoring emotional and mental well-being.

The New Hampshire National Guard is packing the kits. It will deliver them to participating schools and regional pick-up sites over the next two weeks.

The kits also have a family well-being guide. There's also information on the “Choose Love" social-emotional learning program and on pre-kindergarten readiness.

The project is coordinated by the departments of education, health and human services, in addition to the guard.

“While we are all working hard to protect the physical health of our children, social and emotional well-being remains of the utmost importance,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement Thursday.

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