County & Hospital-Based Services

 Addison County

Organization: Porter Medical Center
Contact Information:
Heidi Sulis, Community Health Outreach Director
(802) 388-4739
 
Programs Offered:
·         Breast Cancer Screening Project
·         Basic Diabetes Education Program
·         Living with Diabetes
·         Smoking Cessation Class
 
Bennington County
Organization:  Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Contact Information:
 
Programs Offered:
·         Monthly Blood Pressure Screening in Bennington, Bennington @ Brookside, Pownal, and Shaftsbury(802) 442-5502
·         Heart Attack and Stroke Screening by appointment only. All screenings and consultations are free but donations are accepted.(802) 447-5076
·         Ready, Set…Stop! Smoking Cessation: Ongoing 6-week classes taught by certified tobacco cessation specialist. One-on-one counseling is also available. (802) 447-5508
 
Chittenden County
Organization:  Fletcher Allen Health Care
Contact Information:
Lori A. Smith, Community Health Improvement
(802) 847-6543
 
Programs Offered:
·         Health management, which is a comprehensive approach to wellness designed to help employers plan effective programs for their employees and dependents that will demonstrate measurable health and financial outcomes. 
o     Adult Outreach: Assisting the elderly and disabled population to live healthy and independently through the Falls and Fires Program, the home alert system Lifeline, and Diabetes Fitness.
o     Car Seat Safety: Supporting child passenger safety programs throughout the State of Vermont through education and car seat safety checks by certified safety technicians.
o     Community Benefits: Supporting a broad array of community health initiatives by assessing needs and supporting community partners.
o     Community Outreach: Offering health education through Healthsource classes and other media venues.
o     Employer Health Management: Helping Vermont employers achieve a healthy workforce by providing onsite health and wellness services.
o     Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center: Connecting individuals with medical information and resources through extensive library services.
o     Health Assistance Program (HAP):  Linking underinsured and underserved people to medical services and resources to keep individuals healthy and independent.
o     Health Ministries: Building strong, healthy communities with prevention and education through Faith in Action and the Winooski Network.
o     Hearing Outreach Program (HOP): Identifying potential hearing problems for children birth to four years of age. Services provided in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health.
o     Health Living Workshops: free workshop series for people living with chronic conditions.
o     Poison Prevention/Education: Providing information and education to Vermont about the potential hazards of poisonous substances.
o       Tobacco Cessation Supporting tobacco cessation statewide program and its comprehensive programs for employees and employers.
 
Franklin County
Organization: Northwestern Medical Center
Contact Information:
Cindy Rutkowski (802) 524-1217
 
Programs Offered:
·         Ready, Set, Stop – tobacco cessation classes – one class (4 sessions) offered every 3 months
·         Healthy Weight Support group – every Monday from noon to 12:30 p.m. and every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
·         Fit Kids Support group – every second Monday from 4:15 to 5 p.m. (on a trial basis until the end of this year)
·         Some sort of program on stress is offered every 3 months
·         Move More – every 3 months, we provide physical activity logs with incentives with a different theme each time
·         Diabetes and You – a five session program offered about 6 times a year at varying times and places
·         Tuft’s Strong Living – a weight strengthening program for older adults, offered twice a week for 12 weeks from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Hawks Nest senior complex
·         Cholesterol class – once a month, usually the last Wednesday of the month from 9 to 10 am
·         Breastfeeding for Beginner’s – offered once every 3 months at varying times and days
·         Breastfeeding support group – every other Thursday from 10 am to noon at the Vermont Dept of Health
·         ScoreHealth screenings – 30 minute screenings with a registered nurse, including cholesterol, HDL, glucose, weight, height, blood pressure and an interview to determine health habits – to include cardiac risk, stress, cancer and arthritis
·         Full CPR, First Aid, CPR recertification and Babysitting courses – all provided by the Red Cross – we provide a location (NMC) and do advertising, various charges required by Red Cross
 
Lamoille County
Organization:  Copley Hospital, Morrisville, VT
Contact Information:
Jill Baker
(802) 888-8302
 
Programs Offered:
·         Smoke Free Families: This program is for people who want to kick the tobacco habit. The program addresses preparation, quitting and maintaining abstinence.
·         Birthing Classes: A class for expectant parents who wish to experience birth with knowledge, confidence, increased comfort and especially an active involvement in the birth of their child.
 
Orange County
Organization: Gifford Medical Center
Contact Information:
 
Programs Offered:
·         Backs in Action: A Gifford physical therapist and a dietitian periodically offer Backs in Action classes for people with or at risk for osteoporosis and back pain sufferers.
·         Barron Men's Screening Project: Offering free heart disease, prostate cancer, colon cancer and skin cancer health screenings for older men in the communities we serve.
·         Bike Safety
·         Breast Care
·         Complementary Care: Both Gifford's massage therapist and acupuncturist spend time speaking at local venues about their pain management techniques.
·         Diabetes Education.  (802) 728-2295.
·         Healthier Living Workshops: These free workshops are designed with the State of Vermont and aimed at helping chronic disease sufferers manage their disease. Gifford's Diabetes Nurse Educator organizes these workshops and Gifford provides meeting space and advertising.
·         Occupational Health: Free health care screenings and counseling has been provided to local businesses. Screenings include hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity risk assessment.
·         Tobacco Cessation.(802)728-2118 to find out how we can help
·         Woman to Woman: Gifford will pay for mammograms and clinical breast exams for women who fall within specific income guidelines. This fund is supported in part by the generosity of our community.
 
Rutland County
Organization:  Rutland Regional Medical Center
Contact Information:
 
Programs Offered:
All programs are designed to promote active, healthy lifestyles or prevent injury. Current and past programs have focused on stress reduction, caregiver coping strategies, diseases and disorders, nutrition and exercise, babysitting skills, children’s safety, tobacco cessation and more.
 
Washington County
Organization:   Central Vermont Medical Center
Contact Information:
 
Programs Offered:
·         Tobacco Cessation including: Low cost or not cost nicotine replacement therapy; Group classes and 1:1 counseling
 
Windham County
Organization:  Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Contact Information:
Barbara Gentry, Director, Community Relations
(802) 257-8316
 
EJ Roberts, Occupational Health Director
 
Programs Offered:
·         RSVP Bone Builders Program: Presented by Harry Upton & Peter Seares, Green Mountain RSVP & Volunteer Center
·         Healthier Living Workshop Series - A course textbook and CD are provided. Call Jane Yetter Lunt at 802-251-8459 to register, or for more information.
·         Introduction to Reiki: Presented by Ann Moureau, MS
·         AARP Driver Safety Program: Presented by AARP and BMH
·         Laugh to Live
·         Mid-Life Crisis: What is it?
·         Mediterranean Dining: A Health Approach to Living
·         Playing Sports in Mid-Life
·         Mid-Life Health Panel
·         Age-Related Macular Degeneration
·         Belly Dancing for Mid-Life
To register for these free programs, call the BMH Health Education line at 802-257-8877.
 
Organization: Grace Cottage Hospital
Contact Information:
(802) 365-7357
 
Programs Offered:
·         Strong Living Classes: Strong Living is a 12-week strength and balance exercise program for older adults, which meets twice a week. For more information and registration for this free program, please call Laura at 802-365-3637.
·         Mom and Baby Exercise Class 802-365-9109.
·         Relaxation Yoga Class.802-365-9109.
·         Ready, Set, Stop! Tobacco Cessation Classes.802-365-9109
·         Brown Bag Medication Talk