NVRH Awards Six Community Health Fund Grants
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) in St. Johnsbury has awarded six mini grants totaling $15,000.00 from the NVRH Community Health Fund. A committee representing the community and NVRH board and staff selected the Cornerstone School, Rural Edge, Green Mountain United Way, Catamount Arts, the Fairbanks Museum and the St. Johnsbury School from a pool of nine applications.
The priority this year was to fund projects that will support the community in bouncing back stronger from the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our goal was to support innovative health and mental health programming, as well as any programming that supports broad community wellness in a safe and healthy way as we move through this unprecedented time,” NVRH VP Marketing and Community Health Improvement Laural Ruggles said.
“NVRH created this fund in 2012 to confirm the hospital’s ongoing commitment to community health improvement,” NVRH CEO Shawn Tester said. “We can’t have a healthy community unless we all work together. This is especially true as we ride out and recover from this pandemic.”
The NVRH Community Health Fund is funded by donations from the community earmarked for community health improvement initiatives. For more information about the NVRH Community Health Fund and the projects funded this year visit www. nvrh.org.