Northern Counties Health Care remains a dedicated partner in working to build healthy and thriving communities. In our continued efforts to support community based population health in our local communities, NCHC shares that funding is now available for the towns of St. Johnsbury and Island Pond through RiseVT and its Amplify Grant program. RiseVT is the lead prevention program for OneCare Vermont, helping make the healthy choice, the easy choice in communities throughout the state.
Funding proposals are being accepted now through May 15th which will provide support to local projects that focus on key health and wellness priorities, like promoting walkable communities, supporting nutrition education, increasing opportunities for physical activity, improving stress management, enhancing support for breastfeeding, or supporting tobacco-free environments.
Led by Jen Grant, RiseVT Community Health Lead at NCHC, and in partnership with the Accountable Health Community at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, known as NEK Prosper!, community members are encouraged to seek out and expand opportunities for everyone to get active, eat well, and enjoy local connection in our Northeast Kingdom communities.
“When opportunities for good nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, and community connection are built into our environments, we can help Vermonters manage and prevent chronic illness down the road.” said Michael Costa, CEO of NCHC.
Prevention doesn’t just happen in a healthcare provider’s office—in fact as much as 80% of a patient’s health and wellness can be determined by factors outside of the clinical setting, also known as the social determinants of health. Social determinants of health include health behaviors, social and economic factors, and the physical environments where they live, work, learn, and play.
To learn more about RiseVT and the Amplify Grants visit https://risevt.org/amplify-grant/