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November is American Diabetes Month at Community Health

Community Health’s diabetes education program has been accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES), a professional organization whose vision is “to drive optimal outcomes through the integration of diabetes clinical management, education, prevention and support.” This recognition of Community Health’s quality diabetes education program coincides with American Diabetes Month, an annual […]

Schedule Your Flu Shot By Appointment or Walk In

“It’s incredibly important that people get flu vaccines this year,” said Community Health Director of Quality Tracy Upton, RN. So, Community Health has arranged weekday and Saturday clinics for adults and children, and offers an online appointment schedule for current Community Health patients. “Established patients can call to schedule an appointment or signup online on […]

Community Health Named Health Center Quality Leader

Community Health has been named a Health Center Quality Leader and awarded over $168,000 in 2020 Health Center Quality Improvement Grants from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). “Our quality outcomes were better than 70% of the FQHCs in the country,” said Community Health CEO Don Reuther. “It is the essence of our […]

Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Community Health.

So many families have a belief that mental health services are only for when you are in an acute crisis,” said Anne Hopkinson, LICSW, the social worker at Community Health Shorewell. Hopkinson, who grew up in Addison County, says it’s important to understand that culturally, people in rural Vermont see behavioral health as separate from […]

Honor the Health Care Heroes in Your Neighborhood  

We’ll be shining a light on the health care heroes during National Health Center Week August 9-15, said Jill Jesso-White, Community Health community relations specialist. Community Health is spotlighting the dedication and inspiration provided by the clinical and non-clinical workers who make high quality health care accessible to everyone in the community.

Robust Tick Season Collides With COVID and Flu

Lyme disease is quite prevalent in Vermont this year, said Graves-Austin, an internal medicine specialist at Community Health Rutland. She recommends that the number one thing to do, if there is ever any question, is contact your health care provider. “Often time with ticks you will have symptoms without any tick being seen and the […]

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