January 8, 2018

Opportunity for Public Health Projects!

The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, in collaboration with United Way of Northwest Vermont, invites your organization to participate in the 2018 UVM Public Health Projects Curriculum by submitting a public health project.

The UVM Public Health Projects Curriculum has partnered with nonprofits for well over a decade. College of Medicine students continue to make a significant impact on our community with their participation in public health projects at nonprofit agencies. Over 200 projects have been completed, all with practical applications for improving people’s lives. Organizations involved in these projects uniformly commend the students for their work to promote a healthier community especially during these difficult economic times.

During each fall semester, UVM College of Medicine students tackle challenging public health issues that face our community. In the fall of 2017, student projects included a wide range of health topics, such as:

· Barriers to Accessing Healthcare for Low-Income Women (Burlington Housing Authority)

· Eliminating Barriers - Connecting Seniors to Services in Chittenden County (Greater Burlington YMCA)

· Community Homelessness Assessment and Outreach (CVOEO)

· Assessing Medical Needs of Participants in Vermont Syringe Exchange Programs (Vermont CARES)

· Parents' Perceptions and Knowledge of Radon Risk in Vermont (American Lung Association VT)

· Developing and Implementing a Nutrition Curriculum (Lund)

· Public and Medical Community Awareness of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (VT Dept. of Health)

This is your opportunity to participate in this unique program. Please request the reqired forms from and return them no later than Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

If you would like further information or want to discuss a possible idea for a project, please contact Dr. Jan Carney at 656-8275 or email or Megan Bridges at 861-7822 or email If you would like to attend the January 17 Poster Session celebrating this year’s projects, please email Megan.


To truly make a change, we MUST work together. Now is the time to raise the bar and expect a better quality of life for our neighbors who struggle. If we all give the best way we can, we can make our community the best it can be. There’s a place for everyone at our table – join us and get involved in a way that’s meaningful for you.