Community Safety Programs at The UVM Medical Center

The Community Health Team at The University of Vermont Medical Center offers many free programs that can help you manage health issues and improve your overall health and personal safety. 

Tobacco Cessation

If you smoke or use any form of tobacco products, The UVM Medical Center encourages you to quit. Quitting smoking or other tobacco use is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health. The positive effects on your health and well-being are immediate. The UVM Medical Center’s Quit In-Person group programs, available at a variety of locations throughout the community, can help you lead a tobacco-free lifestyle. Learn more about your options for tobacco cessation support. For more information, call 802-847-2278, or send an email to

Community Screenings

The UVM Medical Center Community Health Team offers the community some free programs that can help you manage health issues and improve your overall health. These programs include bi-annual cholesterol screenings. Call 802-847-2278 for dates and times. 

Health Assistance Program

The UVM Medical Center Health Assistance Program helps people that are uninsured and underinsured navigate the health care system and access health care services that help them maintain their health outside the hospital setting. Find out more about our Health Assistance Program, or call 802-847-6984.

Adult Outreach and Senior Programs

The UVM Medical Center offers several programs to assist adults and seniors with health issues.
  • Falls & Fires Prevention Home Safety Program — Provides free home safety assessments performed by an RN to community members in Chittenden County. Anyone who has a history of falling or a fear of falling can be referred to this program. Financial assistance for home safety modifications is available to those who qualify. To schedule a home visit, or to set up an educational presentation regarding home safety and fall prevention, please contact Martha McAuliffe, RN at 847-1624. 
  • Footnoters — The Footnoters Program provides toe nail clipping, general foot care and education to community members in need (seniors, people with diabetes, young disabled) at different senior centers/residence sites in Chittenden County. Foot care is provided by volunteer RNs and LPNs. To inquire about foot care, please call Martha McAuliffe, RN at 802-847-1624. 

Pediatric and Parenting Programs

The UVM Medical Center offers the community programs specifically targeted at children and families.  
  • Car seat safety 
  • Poison prevention 
  • Vermont Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
  • Injury prevention
For more information, call 802-847-2278. 

Stress Management

Stress-related illnesses are preventable and treatable. For more information on stress management offerings in the community, call 802-847-2278, or send an email to  

Health Ministries

Health Ministries at The UVM Medical Center strongly supports the collaborative efforts of community groups to make real and tangible differences in the lives of those who are disadvantaged. We continually work with health care providers, faith communities, and volunteers to promote good health and quality of life.