Community Health

Bike helmets
APD handed out free bike helmets to local kids in the Lebanon Summer Meals Program.

At APD, we believe caring for our community is a special responsibility we are honored to fulfill. In addition to initiatives to deliver affordable care to our uninsured and underinsured patients through our Financial Assistance programs, our department reaches out to area residents of all ages through a wide variety of programs and services.

Free community programs and support

  • Providing Upper Valley Smiles, a free dental health program for school kids
  • Coordinating and offering financial support for Lebanon Lunch Friends summer meals program for low-income children in Lebanon
  • Hosting and providing administrative support for Elder Forum, a monthly networking/educational forum for health and human services organizations focused on older adults
  • Offering subsidized health education programs and meeting space for nonprofit groups
  • Increasing access to medical and dental care for the underinsured and uninsured
  • Assisting families/individuals with enrollment in New Hampshire Children's MedicaidDr. Dynasaur, Medicare Low Income Subsidy, V-Pharm, and other state and federal programs
  • Assisting low-income patients in accessing free medications through prescription assistance programs
  • Providing Emergency Food Bags of non-perishable food and Meal Cards for a free, hot meal at the APD café to patients who express need for food supports
  • Donating prepared foods from the APD Kitchen to LISTEN Community Services and the Upper Valley Senior Center
  • Supporting the creation of the Mascoma River Greenway (MRG), providing access to the APD Nature Trails, and sponsoring organizations that maintain and develop trails (UV Trails Alliance)
  • Offering bike helmets to children, patients, and staff and supporting additional efforts to increase biking in the community including Cowbell Mobile Bike Shop bikes services and bike racks located outside clinical locations
  • Advocating for community infrastructure that increases community health including sidewalks and bus routes
  • Sponsoring community organizations and events that promote health and wellbeing in the Upper Valley
Bun brushing their teeth

Upper Valley Smiles Provides Free Dental Health for School Kids

“The goal is to provide preventive and non-invasive dental care to elementary school students with no dental home or no regular dental care,” said Liz Swanton, Community Health engagement officer and Upper Valley Smiles program coordinator.

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