Centers & Programs
Boyle Community Pediatrics Program
Phone: (603) 653-1488
The Boyle Community Pediatrics Program provides family-centered education, resources, information and support. Programs include Community Pediatrics for Pediatric Residents, Family Faculty, The CHaD Family Center and the CHaD Family Advisory Council. The Boyle Program collaborates with community-based programs to improve the health of children and reduce the burden of illness faced by families and communities.
Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP)
Phone: (603) 653-3658
The Child Advocacy and Protection Program is a multidisciplinary program that helps evaluate and manage child maltreatment, including consultations for physical abuse, sexual abuse and medical neglect in outpatient and inpatient settings. CAPP personnel work closely with protective services, law enforcement, schools, social agencies, and referring providers, and also provide ongoing medical education for providers and agencies in the region. CAPP provides service and training regarding all aspects of child maltreatment, including prevention.
CHaD Family Center: Molly's Place
Phone: (603) 653-9899
Molly's Place, created by families for families, provides a consumer health library, online health information and resources, information about community resources for families, access to financial assistance and Medicaid enrollment, and a quiet place of retreat including a play area for children and a place for families to relax between visits.
Child Life Program
Phone: (603) 650-8064
The Child Life Program offers services that are designed to meet the social, emotional, and developmental needs of children and adolescents while they are in the healthcare setting. Services include preparing children for medical experiences, distraction and support during health care encounters and procedures, and activities to promote growth and development.
Phone: (603) 643-2298
David's House, an independently owned and operated facility, is a home-away-from-home for families with children being treated at CHaD in Lebanon. A fee of $10 per family per night is suggested, but no family is turned away if they cannot pay. There are 15 guest bedrooms and shared common areas. Local individuals and groups provide food and prepared meals, and a shuttle service to and from DHMC is available.
Injury Prevention Center
Phone: (603) 653-1135
Toll-free: (877) 783-0432
The Injury Prevention Center provides resources for the public and professionals on a wide range of injury issues including child passenger safety and occupant protection; helmets for a variety of recreational activities; pedestrian issues; falls risk reduction; home injury prevention; safe playgrounds; firearms safety; and suicide prevention.
NH Birth Conditions Program
Phone: (603) 653-3163
The NH Birth Conditions Program (NHBCP) is a public health surveillance program that has been collecting state-wide data since 2003. The mission of the program is to: monitor 45 birth conditions in New Hampshire; develop birth conditions prevention strategies; support epidemiological research into the causes and public health impact of birth conditions; improve the ability of families to have access to intervention programs and services for infants and children with birth conditions; and to educate the community, health care providers, and service agencies regarding birth conditions.
Regional Program for Women's and Children's Health
Phone: (603) 650-3436
The Regional Program for Women's and Children's Health is committed to improving care for women and children by collaborating with community providers and providing professional leadership, educational resources and clinical expertise to physicians, nurses, and other providers caring for families throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
Phone: (603) 653-9883
Children who are scheduled to have surgery at CHaD are invited to participate in Operation Sneak-a-Peek, a one-hour tour of the OR and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). By taking some of the mystery out of what happens before, during, and after surgery, it can help reduce a child’s fears and anxiety about surgery and coming to the hospital. Sneak-a-Peek tours are held several Sundays each month. Tours begin at 4:00 pm and last about an hour. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. For children who are unable to take part in Operation Sneak-a-Peek and for teens, a video is available for families to borrow and view at home.
STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility)
Phone: (603) 448-6310
The STAR program of the Special Needs Support Center is for teenagers living with chronic physical health conditions including (but not limited to) diabetes, Crohn’s disease/colitis, cancer, seizure disorder, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hearing impairments, and cardiac conditions. The STAR group mentoring program is conducted in collaboration with the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College and brings STAR teens together with Dartmouth College students living with similar chronic physical health conditions. STAR holds monthly topic-focused dinner discussions for teens and mentors, with a simultaneous parent support group. Mentors also organize group social activities throughout the school year and there is an annual retreat in the spring.
Upper Valley Healthy Eating Active Living (UV HEAL)
Phone: (603) 653-3455
UV HEAL, housed at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is a community partnership that aims to build an Upper Valley community where the healthiest choice becomes the easiest choice for children and adults.