Overview

Healthcare access is a broad term referring to the ability of individuals to obtain needed medical services. Easy access to health care has a direct correlation to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health conditions. Challenges to access can center on individual concerns or on issues with the system.

Individual Concerns Include:

-Affordability

-Lack of health insurance

-Difficulty navigating the health care system

System Issues Include:

-Limited health care facilities

-Lack of public transportation

-Insufficient interpreter services

A Livable Nashua ensures all residents have total (100%) health care insurance coverage.

%

Percentage of Adult Population

We measure access to healthcare based on the percentage of adults with health insurance.

Our Data & Goals
  • 90.8 %

     

    2010

    Baseline
  • 89.6 %

     

    2013

  • 100 %

     

    2020

    Goal
Our Data & Goals
2010

Baseline

90.8%

 
2013

89.6%

 
2020

Goal

100%

 
Charts & Graphs

What Does This Chart Show Us?

The chart at the left shows us the total percentage of adults in Nashua that have health insurance. You can see from 2010 to 2013 there was a slight drop in the total percentage. Nashua’s goal is to have 100% of its adults covered.

What Does This Chart Show Us?

The chart at the left shows the total percentage of children in Nashua that have health insurance. As with adults, the percentage of children with health insurance from 2010 to 2013 decreased slightly from 96.5% to 94%. The goal is 100%.

View Our Sources Here

  • Nashua is just slightly above the US average for percent of the population that has health insurance.

Actions to Address Access to Healthcare

The City of Nashua has funded a large project that will allow for greater awareness and access to Healthcare tools.  Follow this link to find several resources under the Division of Public Health and Community Services. Some of the resources are in Spanish.

How You Can Help

Recent Updates for Nashua
Be a Part of Our Resilient Nashua Initiative!

Nashua will be working with community stakeholders throughout 2018 to develop a comprehensive resilience initiative with the main purpose being to identify acute shocks and chronic stressors impacting our City, now and in the future. We encourage everyone in our community to take part.

Full Article
Improved Water Quality in Lyle Reed Brook

For over a decade, Lyle Reed Brook, a tributary to the Nashua River had been listed as a water body with impaired water quality by the State of New Hampshire.  After being tested again in 2016, Lyle Reed Brook is now delisted and found to be fully supporting of aquatic life for both dissolved oxygen and pH.

Full Article