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NVRH Awards Over $15,000 in Community Health Fund Grants

by | Jan 12, 2023 | In the News

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT (January 12, 2023) – The Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) Community Health Fund Advisory Committee, which includes representation from NVRH Leadership, NVRH Board of Trustees, and from the greater community, awarded a total of over $15,000 in grants to East Burke School, Kingdom East School District and Northeast Kingdom Human Services.

These grant recipients will provide a range of programs, education and opportunities for youth and our greater community that enhance connectedness, support positive engagement, increase mental health support and awareness and engage youth in local and healthy outdoor activities to foster lifelong participation.

The funds come from the NVRH Community Health Fund, which ensures continuous funding for community health programs and services. This fund helps to improve the health and quality of life for people in the communities it serves by supporting projects and services that address the root causes of poor health. The priority for the current funding cycle is health equity and resilience, a theme found throughout NVRH’s 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment.

“NVRH recognizes the impact of social supports and resources as a complement to the healthcare services we provide,” shared NVRH VP of Marketing and Community Health Improvement Diana Gibbs. “The Community Health Fund continues to be a resource that expands the ability of community partners to influence wellness at the root by implementing programs and services that meet local needs.”

The NVRH Community Health Fund is sustained by generous donors in conjunction with NVRH’s Community Benefit funding to support the health and wellness needs in our local service area, further reducing inequity and improving quality of life for area residents. Since initiating the fund in 2012, NVRH has awarded over $100,000 to health improvement initiatives.

For more information about the NVRH Community Health Fund and the newly funded projects, click here.