Letter From

The RiseVT Director

Dear Friends,

It is remarkable to me how quickly our first year of the RiseVT expansion has gone. RiseVT first started as a community collaborative in Northwestern Vermont in 2013 which led to RiseVT’s launch in four towns in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties in 2015. Their early success caught the attention of OneCare Vermont, the state’s Accountable Care Organization which led to a dynamic partnership to expand RiseVT statewide. My team and I are humbled and honored to take the lead on the expansion initiative and could not be more proud and grateful to our early adopter partners.

Six new hospitals signed on to add RiseVT to their portfolios of care in 2018, recognizing that to truly impact a patient’s health we must help transform the environment where people live, work, play, and learn. New RiseVT team members were added in these HSAs, and every day we are delighted by their creativity, thoughtfulness, and deep engagement within communities. Through this work we are improving Vermonter’s health by adding wellness policies and programming to schools, mentoring businesses to offer healthy lifestyle practices for their employees and customers, and working with municipalities to advance community-wide wellness initiatives. Not only are we seeing people engaging in their health in new ways, we’ve seen our amplify grants open up opportunities for more social and cultural connection in some of Vermont’s more rural towns.

RiseVT is not alone in this cultural and environmental transformation. In fact, we are the newcomer in a rich field of non-profit organizations, municipal initiatives, hospital community health improvement efforts, and the Vermont Department of Health. Our number one priority at RiseVT is to amplify the good work that already exists and provide additional resources to these partners to help make their work stronger and go further. Partnership is everything to us, and we thank you all for welcoming us to the table as mobilizers and activators around this collective effort to improve the health of Vermonters.

With gratitude,

 

Marissa Parisi

RiseVT Executive Director

 

50Letter From

The RiseVT Director

Dear Friends, It is remarkable to me how quickly our first year of the RiseVT expansion has gone. RiseVT first started as a community collaborative in Northwestern Vermont in 2013 which led to RiseVT’s launch in four towns in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties in 2015. Their early success caught the attention of OneCare Vermont, the state’s Accountable Care Organization which led to a dynamic partnership to expand RiseVT statewide. My team and I are humbled and honored to take the lead on the expansion initiative and could not be more proud and grateful to our early adopter partners.

Six new hospitals signed on to add RiseVT to their portfolios of care in 2018, recognizing that to truly impact a patient’s health we must help transform the environment where people live, work, play, and learn. New RiseVT team members were added in these HSAs, and every day we are delighted by their creativity, thoughtfulness, and deep engagement within communities. Through 30this work we are improving Vermonter’s health by adding wellness policies and programming to schools, mentoring businesses to offer healthy lifestyle practices for their employees and customers, and working with municipalities to advance community-wide wellness initiatives. Not only are we seeing people engaging in their health in new ways, we’ve seen our amplify grants open up opportunities for more social and cultural connection in some of Vermont’s more rural towns.

RiseVT is not alone in this cultural and environmental transformation. In fact, we are the newcomer in a rich field of non-profit organizations, municipal initiatives, hospital community health improvement efforts, and the Vermont Department of Health. Our number one priority at RiseVT is to amplify the good work that already exists and provide additional resources to these partners to help make their work stronger and go further. Partnership is everything to us, and we thank you all for welcoming us to the table as mobilizers and activators around this collective effort to improve the health of Vermonters.

With gratitude,

Marissa Parisi 

Town and County Reports

RiseVT launches statewide expansion

January 2018
RiseVT launches statewide expansion

The success of the RiseVT model in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties caught the eye of Vermont’s Accountable Care Organization, OneCare Vermont. On January 1, 2018, OneCare Vermont launched the statewide expansion of RiseVT as a key component of their preventive health strategy.

Active Play Campaign Launches

January 2018

RiseVT-Franklin & Grand Isle Counties launches first social marketing campaign: the Active Play Campaign.

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