HealthSource Virtual Series

Throughout the year, the University of Vermont Health Network offers free educational programs, classes and workshops. These cover a range of topics relating to healthy lifestyles, safety and wellness. Registration is required for all events in the series.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes are being held virtually to keep people safe and to allow all interested community members to participate. Sessions will be recorded and posted once the series is complete.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to access the event.

View Our Upcoming HealthSource Classes Below

No Crystal Ball: Advance Care Planning in Uncertain Times (Virtual)

Presented by Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C Executive Director, Vermont Ethics Network, Department of Clinical Ethics, UVM Medical Center and Cristel Giglio, MSBioethics, Department of Clinical Ethics, UVM Medical Center

Join us for a discussion about advance care planning and the importance of taking proactive steps to ensure that the care and treatment you desire aligns with the care and treatment that you receive. This presentation will also discuss some disease-specific advance planning considerations, including those related to COVID-19. We look forward to an engaging discussion.

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How to Overcome Overwhelm This Holiday Season (Virtual) - November 10, 2021

Aron Steward, PhD, Chief of Psychology, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Jeremiah Eckhaus, MD, ABHM, Family Medicine Physician, Central Vermont Medical Center

The winter holidays bring a mix of gifts and challenges. This class will provide attendees with easy-to-use tools that may help them better navigate the stress of social isolation and reentry. Drs. Eckhaus and Steward will share evidence-based ways to increase resilience throughout the ups and downs of the season and address frequently asked questions around this topic. Those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder may find these approaches particularly helpful.

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TXT U LTR (Virtual) - November 3, 2021

Abby Beerman, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

Distracted driving is a leading cause of preventable car crashes. Whether you recently received your permit or have been driving for decades, TXT U L8R will demonstrate the life-altering consequences of distracted driving and give you the tools to build better driving habits. This is a modified version of the in-person TXT U L8R presentation, and will include testimonies from a car crash survivor, medical staff, and Text Less Live More (a national distracted driving program).

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Genetics, Breast Cancer and You (Virtual) - October 27, 2021

Manal El Daouk , MD, FACOG, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UVM Health Network, CVPH and Wendy McKinnon, MS, CGC, Certified Genetic Counselor, Familial Cancer Program, UVM Medical Center

Join Manal El Daouk, MD for an informative webinar about genetic testing for breast cancer. Attendees will learn more about breast cancer risk assessment, the criteria for genetic testing and a summarized evaluation of many medical and surgical risk reducing agents. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions that may be included in the Question & Answer portion of the webinar. Dr. El Daouk is an ongoing active member of CVPH’s Commission on Cancer (CoC) committee, which is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients.

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TXT U LTR (Virtual) - April 22, 2021

Abby Beerman, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

Distracted driving is a leading cause of preventable car crashes. Whether you recently got your permit or have been driving for decades, TXT U L8R will demonstrate the life-altering consequences of distracted driving and give you the tools to build better driving habits.This is a modified version of the in-person TXT U L8R presentation, and will include testimonies from a car crash survivor, medical staff, and Text Less Live More.

*Recording not yet available.


Safe & Secure- Safety is a Choice, Prevention is Key (Virtual) - May 11, 2021

Abby Beerman, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

May is National Trauma Awareness Month! Did you know unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States? Unintentional does not mean unavoidable. Join our webinar to learn how COVID-19 has impacted injury trends and what you can do to keep you and your family safe.

*Recording not yet available.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers (Virtual) - April 20, 2021

Millie Richard, Age Well Caregiver Support Specialist

Powerful Tools is designed to help unpaid family caregivers maintain their own personal well-being while caring for a loved one. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program, an evidence based workshop taught around the world.

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Kids in the Kitchen Series - The Power of Yum: Lunch Wars (Virtual) - April 17, 2021

Alison Precourt, Registered Dietitian and Leah Pryor, Executive Chef, The University of Vermont Medical Center

In a galaxy, not so far away, lies the making of a meal… “school lunch.” Learn alternative and creative ways to build a better lunch. Discover how to balance flavors and create a tantalizing and delicious meal for home or to pack and go.

*Recording not available.


No Crystal Ball: Advance Care Planning in Uncertain Times (Virtual) - April 13, 2021

Cindy Bruzzese, Vermont Ethics Network & Clinical Ethicist, UVM Medical Center and Sally Bliss, UVM Med Center, Clinical Ethicist, Adj. Asst. Prof., Larner College of Medicine

A discussion about advance care planning and the importance of taking proactive steps to ensure that the care and treatment you desire aligns with the care and treatment that you receive. In addition, this presentation will also address advance planning considerations in the context of COVID-19. We look forward to an engaging and informative discussion.

*Recording not available.