Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) designs and implements innovative programming to promote a healthy and thriving region. SVMC is dedicated to improving the health of the local population by delivering exceptional medical care and addressing the social determinants of health.
SVMC aligns clinical initiatives and community programming to create a healthy region. Efforts are guided by the Community Health Needs Assessment, an analysis conducted every three years to determine the priority health needs for SVMC’s service area. Additionally, SVMC strategically invests in community health projects and organizations that work to meet these priority needs.
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process serves to identify the priority health needs for the 75,000 individuals living within SVMC’s service area. Through varied methods of data collection and analysis, described in detail in the full report below, four priority health needs were identified in 2021.
- Mental Health Supports
- Promotion of Healthy Behaviors and Primary Prevention Activities
- Accessibility of High-Quality, Convenient, and Affordable Care
- Substance Use Prevention, Harm Reduction, Treatment, and Recovery Resources