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Rural Health
Resources by State: Vermont

Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Program, 2020
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 10 rural healthcare coordination initiatives funded through the Rural Health Care Coordination Program in the 2020-2023 funding cycle. Each profile includes information on the focus areas to be addressed.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Vermont Department of Health - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Vermont's response to COVID-19, including guidance for healthcare professionals, updates, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Works to improve the health of Vermont communities by supporting the state's nonprofit hospitals. Features information and resources on COVID-19 for Vermont's healthcare providers and highlights legislative updates related to COVID-19 issues.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Vermont Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Vermont in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Vermont
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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How Independent Primary Care Clinicians Leverage Trust to Help Vulnerable Populations
Examines how primary care clinics are meeting the needs of low-income, rural, and underserved patients. Features profiles of two New England facilities, including an independent clinic in rural Vermont.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Telehealth in Vermont: COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Provides an overview of telehealth services and regulations in Vermont prior to, and in response to, the COVID-19 public health emergency. Includes resources on billing and reimbursement, licensure, patient consent, telehealth platforms and technology, sample workflows and implementation toolkits, case studies, and planning for the future.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Addressing Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Examples from Critical Access Hospitals
Highlights strategies adopted by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to combat opioid use in their communities. Describes lessons learned from the featured CAHs regarding the development and implementation of projects targeting opioid use. Identifies ways that State Flex Programs and State Offices of Rural Health can support the efforts of CAHs in addressing opioid use in their communities. Provides list of opioid-related resources for CAHs and State Flex Programs.
Author(s): John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Karen Pearson, Nathan First
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Strategies for Rural Communities for Addressing Substance Misuse among Families Involved with the Child Welfare System
Describes nine programs across seven states that have addressed challenges to serving child welfare-involved parents with substance use issues through mentoring, case management, providing access to treatment and affordable housing, and other support services. Discusses considerations for expanding and replicating these programs in rural communities.
Additional links: Research Summary
Author(s): Jung Kim, Elizabeth Clary, Christina Ribar, Sarah Palmer, Elizabeth Weigensberg
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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COVID-19 & Rural Health Equity in Northern New England
Studies the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on health equity for rural communities of Northern New England. Discusses health systems, social service organizations, and communities' responses to the pandemic; efforts to protect vulnerable populations; telehealth; financial impacts on healthcare organizations; and more.
Author(s): Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Anne Sosin
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Equity and Rural Empowerment Initiative
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