2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

Planning is currently underway for the next needs assessment. The 2019 CHNA will build upon our 2016 assessment. Through the CHNA, UVM 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.
The CHNA is led by a steering committee of eighteen community partners that represent a diverse mix of health and social services across our community. Organizations include:

  • Age Well
  • Agency of Human Services
  • Building Bright Futures
  • Champlain Housing Trust
  • Community Health Investment Fund
  • Chittenden County Opioid Alliance
  • Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Community Health Centers of Burlington
  • Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
  • Hunger Free VT
  • OneCare
  • Planned Parenthood of New England
  • Rise VT
  • South Burlington School District
  • United Way
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Vermont Refugee Resettlement
  • Visiting Nurse Association

An integral part of the CHNA process will be community engagement. As we begin our community research, we are reaching out to our communities to solicit input and participation in the CHNA process.

CHNA Timeline

  • Mid-April: An online Key Informant Survey for community health, social, civic, religious, business, elected and other representatives to provide thoughts and individual comments on a wide variety of health issues. 
  • Late May: A Community Member Survey for stakeholders and residents distributed through paper and online.
  • July & August: Interviews with Key Stakeholders to explore specific health issues, better understand social needs of underserved populations, and cultivate collaboration to address issues.
  • October: A Community Breakfast to share CHNA research findings and engage community members and stakeholders in dialogue to determine community-wide health priorities.
  • October: Focus Groups with residents to inform action planning and strategies to address community health priorities.

Learn More

To learn more about UVM Medical Center’s ongoing community health efforts and the CHNA, please contact Julie Cole, UVM Medical Center Senior Community Benefits Strategist at 802-847-8929.