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How Avera Is Tied to Your Community

While your well-being is our main priority, we know health care isn’t the only component of a healthy lifestyle. We need strong communities also.

Avera wants to help everyone access a healthy lifestyle by working in two main areas: community partnerships and philanthropy. Our community partnership program works with nonprofits that help to extend our mission and reach. Our foundations seek to extend, enhance and enrich the lives of those we serve.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

― Mother Teresa

Partnerships in Your Community

We recognize health care isn’t the only aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Our community partnerships assist with awareness of health information, healthy food, clean water and decent housing, to name a few.

Every year we partner with more than 250 organizations in many ways.

How Our Partnerships Benefit Communities

  • Man talking with male teenagerPartner with Sicangu Community Development Corporation for a food program on Rosebud Reservation to provide “food prescriptions” for people to take to the local farmer’s market. Helps prevent and combat chronic conditions.
  • Partner with Marshall, MN, YMCA to allow children a $2 token each week to buy their own fruits and vegetables at a local farmer’s market.
  • Partner with Union Gospel Mission to purchase a mobile shower and laundry unit to support people who don’t have access to these facilities. Soap and detergent are provided.

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One Foundation for Growth

Two smiling laughing womenAs a non-profit, missional organization, Avera Foundation helps to support our ministry and those we serve. Through these efforts, we provide:

  • Community health services and screenings
  • Health professions education
  • Subsidized services, including Careflight, emergency services, hospice care, transplant, and more
  • Research
  • Financial and in-kind contributions
  • Community-building activities

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Moving Health Forward in Your Community

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Volunteering Spirit

We rely on a network of volunteers across our facilities to help meet the needs of our patients, but we also have a network of employees who take time to volunteer in their communities.

We’re proud of this dedication to the spirit of giving.

Volunteer at Avera

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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