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Community Health Awarded for Quality Care

Community Health is a Health Center Quality Leader, ranking among the top 20% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the country. The Rutland-based FQHC has been recognized nationally for overall clinical quality performance by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Alzheimer’s Support Is on the Way at Community Health

Edith’s daughter would give anything in the world to have one day with her mom as she was before Alzheimer’s wiped her memory of the people in her life. “She doesn’t recognize anyone,” said Claudia Courcelle, Director of Care Management at Community Health. “She was part of our family for years.” At one time, Edith […]

Community Health Is Helping Kids Heal and Stay Healthy

For almost five years, school-based clinician Kayja Champine, MS,LCMHC, NCC, saw firsthand just how the middle school children were faced with dramatic changes in their lives. Then covid turned things upside down. (Watch our video of what kids were thinking about once the vaccine became available.) Being thrown into the uncharted world of remote learning; […]

Where Should I go for the RIGHT Care?

In that moment of urgency, when you see a loved one, someone near to you or your own health is of concern, the question arises – Where do I go to get the help I need? Community Health has joined Rutland Community Collaborative’s “Right Care, Right Place” initiative which is designed to help determine the most appropriate direction […]

Community Health Among the Best Health Centers in the US

It isn’t surprising to Wicher that Community Health ranks among the top 20% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the US for the quality of clinical services it provides. An annual review by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) used data and information from the 2020-2021 year to qualify Community Health as a Health Center Quality […]

Community Health’s Prescriptions for Nature and the Outdoors

Social prescribing is gaining recognition in the US, said Arwen Turner, Executive Director of Rutland-based Come Alive Outside. “Our NatureRX program is unique because our programs aren’t solely a partnership with a health care provider and a parks system. CAO, a nonprofit, provides the one-on-one coaching which is a different approach to the program than […]

Community Health Connects with Vermont Food Programs

“We are on a mission,” said Jill Jesso-White, Community Health’s Director of Communications, “a mission to dispel rumors about food insecurity, healthy eating habits and nutrition. We have joined forces with Vermont Farmers Food Center, The Vermont Foodbank, Hunger Free Vermont and 3SquaresVT to reach out and engage with those who are unaware of or […]

Community Connection Fall 2022

Dear Community Health Family, When I was a kid, I would rely on my parents to take me to the doctor. There was a paper chart. Now, you have a nearly complete medical record available electronically. At Community Health we focus on providing quality, state-of-t he-art services along with brilliant providers who are among the […]

Preventing Suicides With Gun Locks, Screenings and Conversation at Community Health

In Vermont, firearms are the number one method for suicide. According to the Vermont Department of Health, Rutland County ranks second in the state in emergency room visits for suicidal ideation and self-directed violence with 464 reported from January through July 2022. There were three suicides in Rutland County and four in Addison County this […]

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