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Community Health Needs Assessment

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Central Vermont Medical Center is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves. Learn more about our ongoing efforts to understand community health needs and trends

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Central Vermont Medical Center routinely conducts community health needs assessments (CHNA) to understand current health trends, needs, and assets. Federal legislation requires hospitals to conduct community health assessments every three years. Community assessments. The information gathered during this process is used to help CVMC and other organizations in our community develop plans that address our biggest needs and challenges so that we can better direct our efforts and resources.

Our Community Health Needs Assessment covers CVMC's health service area. We primarily serve the region of Washington County, VT with an estimated 2015 population of 58,612 people living in 20 towns in over 695 square miles. In addition to Washington County, CVMC’s service area includes a few outlying towns in Orange County: Brookfield, Orange, Washington, and Williamstown.

Previous CHNA Reports:

PDF icon 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (posted October 2016)
PDF icon 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (posted October 2013)

These reports cover a large range of topics but are not a complete analysis of any one issue. Rather, these data help to identify priorities which lead to productive community discussion and the creation of goals. We invite the reader to investigate and use the information in this report to move toward solutions for healthier communities.

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

Planning is now underway for the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. 

The 2019 CHNA will build upon our 2016 assessment. Through the CHNA, Central Vermont Medical Center and its partners will seek to identify priority needs within the communities we serve, direct resources toward meeting those needs, and encourage a collaborative approach toward community health improvement.

If you live in Washington County or one of the following four townships of Orange County – Brookfield, Orange, Washington or Wiliamstown – we want to hear from you.

What do you think makes a community healthy? Tell us by TAKING OUR SURVEY. Your input matters
(Survey closes on March 31, 2019)

2019 CHNA Community Steering Committee

The 2019 CHNA Community Steering Committee includes representatives from:

Aldrich Public Library
Another Way Vermont
Barre Gardens
Barre Housing Authority
Barre Police Department
BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont
Bistate Primary Care Association
Building Bright Futures
Community College of Vermont
Church of The Good Shepherd Barre
Clara Martin Center
Central Vermont Council on Aging
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice
Central Vermont Medical Center
Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services

Disability Rights Vermont
Family Center of Washington County
First Presbyterian Church of Barre
Green Mountain United Way
Good Samaritan Haven
Greater Barre Community Justice Center
Green Mountain Natural Health
Green Mountain Transit
Harwood Unified Union School District
Hedding United Methodist Church
Hunger Free Vermont
Montpelier Community Justice Center
Montpelier Police Department
Morse Farm
MVP Healthcare
Norwich University
Northern Vermont Area Health Education Center

OneCare Vermont
Pathways Vermont
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Spaulding High School
The Health Center - Plainfield
Turning Point Center of Central Vermont
Vermont Center for Independent Living
Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Vermont Agency of Human Services
Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Department of Health Access
Vermont Foodbank
Vermont Interfaith Action
Vermont Legal Aid
Washington County Mental Health Services
Washington County Youth Service Bureau