CVMC works closely with other regional health providers to meet the health care needs for Central Vermonters. To ensure these services are aligned with the health care needs of our community, we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. This study helps us better serve our community by measuring the health status of residents, gathering wide community input on health concerns, and identifying opportunities to collaborate with partners.
The CHNA results and related action plan guide our community health activities over a three-year cycle.
Our CHNA Reports
Annual Progress/Impact Reports
Past CHNA Reports
- 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment
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.
The 2022 CHNA was conducted in collaboration with THRIVE, the regional Accountable Community for Health. This multi-agency coalition, made up of health providers, social service agencies, government, civic, and religious entities, and numerous other community partners, is dedicated to improving health for the residents of Washington and Northern Orange Counties. THRIVE members played an integral role in overseeing data collection and reviewing findings to determine community health priorities based on the CHNA study.
In addition to THRIVE members, more than 1,500 community residents shared their perspectives on community needs through surveys and open dialogue. We value this feedback and recognize that all community stakeholders play an integral part in advancing the health of Central Vermont.