Community Ambassador Program

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, we strive to improve the health and wellness of our communities by delivering high quality health care, conducting research to find new cures and treatments, and providing community health education, resources and services. We regularly survey communities and develop plans for addressing community health priorities. As a community ambassador, you provide us with a valuable perspective: the community resident’s point of view. Your experience, wisdom and connection to your own community helps us to determine how we can best utilize our resources to address the health priorities that matter most.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. -Mother Teresa

Read the summary of the winter 2018-2019 Community Ambassador campaign here

What does a community ambassador do?

LISTEN Raise awareness and generate discussion about health issues with people in your community. 

INFORM Debrief and inform Dartmouth-Hitchcock on how communities are thinking about and responding to health issues. 

ENGAGE Learn about health initiatives and promote health and wellness in your community. 

Why serve as an ambassador?

SERVICE. Give back to your community in a meaningful way.

DISCOVERY. Learn more about the health of our region, the work Dartmouth-Hitchcock is doing to support the vitality of our communities and new ideas in health care. 

CONNECTION. Forge new relationships and strengthen old friendships by connecting with fellow ambassadors, health advocates, philanthropists and Dartmouth-Hitchcock leaders. 

IMPACT. Help build momentum for community health efforts with the potential to impact health across the communities served by Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Should I serve as a community ambassador?

You are an ideal candidate to become an Ambassador if you…

  • Have experience living or working in New Hampshire or Vermont.

  • Are curious about other people’s perspectives and are interested in discovering solutions to shared health priorities.

  • Bring a positive and constructive approach to offering your perspective so that others can learn from you.

How to get involved

If you would like to learn more about becoming a community ambassador complete our interest form or call us to learn more 603-653-6816. We will follow up with you to learn more about your interests, answer any questions, and discuss upcoming opportunities. 

Fill out our interest form
What is the difference between patient family advisors and community ambassadors?

Patient Family Advisors (PFAs) work in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock teams to foster a patient and family-centered care environment and experience. PFAs gather and share responses of patients and families to provide the perspective of their health care experience. These volunteers serve on strategic and operating committees which shape the services D-H patients ultimately receive.

Community Ambassadors work in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock to improve community health and wellness. Ambassadors capture experiences and insights from their neighbors and community resources to provide D-H with a broad community perspective to help inform D-H community health priorities and initiatives.