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
- Partner 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.