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 over 20 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
  • Burlington Police Department
  • Cathedral Square
  • 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
  • Howard Center
  • Hunger Free VT
  • OneCare
  • Permanent Fund
  • 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.

Work to Date

  • Key Informant Surveys - 202 community health, social, civic, religious, business, elected, and other representatives provided thoughts and individual comments on a wide variety of health issues
  • Community Survey - 1,948 community member responses 
  • Key Informant Interviews - 31 key stakeholders provided a better understanding of needs among underserved populations

What’s Next?

  • October 11, 2018 - Community Breakfast to share CHNA research findings and engage community stakeholders in dialogue to determine community-wide health priorities
  • December, 2018 - CHNA draft posted on UVM Medical Center’s website for public comments
  • January, 2019 - Final CHNA report published

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.