NH Department of Health and Human Services
Concord, New Hampshire
Rhonda Siegel is the MCH Administrator and Title V Director for New Hampshire. Ms. Siegel oversees a complex array of services including perinatal and child health, family planning, newborn screening, a sudden unexpected infant death and sudden death in the youth registry, maternal mortality review panel, home visiting, injury prevention and adolescent health. She also supervises a coordinated set of data initiatives including, but not limited to, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, the National Violent Death Reporting System and Enhanced State Opioid Surveillance. Ms. Siegel has 35 years of experience in public health, the last 20 of which have been with NH in Maternal and Child Health as a health promotion advisor, program manager and administrator. Prior to that, she had in the field experience working in health education outreach and clinical coordination in community health centers in the areas of primary care, family planning and adolescent health.
As part of NH’s Title V Program, Ms. Siegel has been part of at least four cycles of state needs assessments. With every one, access to behavioral/mental health care has been an identified and chosen priority. Title V in New Hampshire has chosen to respond to this in a variety of ways over the years. Funding for statewide community health centers has always encouraged integration of behavioral health and primary care as well as the utilization of evidence based screening tools. In the last five years, NH’s Title V has supported increased access to behavioral/mental health through a contract with the Bi-State Primary Care Recruitment Center. This has enabled funding to be leveraged across programs and divisions, increasing the context of Bi-State’s contract. Ms. Siegel has oversight over MCH’s portion. Ms. Siegel has also been a part of the Leadership Team of the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Workforce Development Network.
Tuesday, March 12
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM