An act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes

Welcome to the Partners for Community Wellness (PCW) Philanthropy Site

We view philanthropy as an act of giving time or money in order to contribute to the success of a humanitarian goal. Our humanitarian goal is to work with Dartmouth-Hitchcock to improve health and wellness and to reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations in Vermont and New Hampshire. This site provides information about current humanitarian initiatives to which you can contribute time or money. 

When you give, you automatically become a member of PCW. All of our initiatives are clinical-community partnerships of Dartmouth-Hitchcock that seek to improve access to food, education, housing, transportation, healthcare and other conditions that contribute to health and wellness.   

Food Security

Being food secure means having enough food for an active, healthy life. In New Hampshire and Vermont over 172,000 people, including 48,600 children, are food insecure, meaning they don’t have regular access to nutritious food.* People with food insecurity are at elevated risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and other chronic diseases.  You can help Dartmouth-Hitchcock to address food insecurity for patients at healthcare sites. 

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Financial Stability

Financial stability is a major driver of health and wellness. Households that struggle to make ends meet face elevated risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness and substance use disorder. In New Hampshire 5.3 percent of households, and in Vermont 3.6 percent of households, make ends meet through high-cost, high-risk forms of credit such as payday loans, rent-to-own and pawning.** You can help Dartmouth-Hitchcock to support financially vulnerable individuals in becoming financially stable.

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*Indicators of food security are reported by the United States Department of Agriculture

**Talk Poverty project of the Center for American Progress