Community Outreach

We are building a sustainable health system to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve for generations to come. We are dedicated to creating a health system that is proactive—working to keep people healthy with innovative methods and models of care that provide value-based high-quality care.

We take this dedication to the communities we serve: We are committed to supporting organizations in the community that are working to make our population healthier through investments in community organizations and initiatives that advance community health priorities.

Community programs we support

Community Health

We partner with public health organizations, town leaders, schools, police, and community organizations to improve the health of people living in the communities we serve. Together, we complete Community Health Needs Assessments every 3 years, then work together with these partners to change the behaviors and community conditions that have the greatest impact on health. Learn more about Community Health.

Health Care Advocacy

Health care reform is an active topic in both state and federal governments. We believe our staff, physicians, volunteers, and the public in general need to stay abreast of the trends that could affect our health care system and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics as this reform process unfolds. Learn more about Health Care Advocacy.

Partners for Community Wellness

The Partners for Community Wellness (PCW) are people who engage with us to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve. Learn more about Partners for Community Wellness.

Project Medical Education

Project Medical Education (PME) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is an interactive 1 1/2-day program designed to educate policy makers and leaders about the role of a teaching hospital. Our goal is to enhance participants' understanding of the complex system of medical education and the mission of a teaching hospital in training health care providers, conducting research, providing patient care, and meeting the needs of underserved populations. Learn more about Project Medical Education.

Project SEARCH

The Project SEARCH Transition Program is a unique, business led, one-year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The primary goal of the program is for each young adult to build skills that will lead towards competitive employment. Learn more about Project SEARCH.

R.E.A.C.T. Awareness Campaign

Our R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign provides students throughout New Hampshire and Vermont with tips to deal with signs of emotional suffering and resources for support and help. The R.E.A.C.T campaign was developed to provide clear next steps to take when someone sees some, or all, of the five signs of emotional suffering in another person. Learn more about R.E.A.C.T. Awareness Campaign.

Workforce Development

The Workforce Development program creates and maintains a variety of initiatives with the goal of attracting and retaining employees to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics. These initiatives include training and apprenticeship programs, partnering with local schools, creating scholarships and partnerships with nursing and medical school programs, building relationships with veterans and other local populations, and sharing knowledge with our member organizations. Learn more about Workforce Development.

Charitable giving sponsorship

We are committed to supporting organizations in the community that are working to make our population healthier through investments in community organizations and initiatives that advance community health priorities.

Read our sponsorship guidelines