Community Health Centers

Vermont’s Community Health Centers are an important piece of the state’s health care puzzle. On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about how these centers operate.  Also, an interview with one of the state’s top college professors and we’ll learn about an art exhibit in Stowe featuring the work of one of Mexico’s best known painters.

VT Edition Interview: Michael Redington on the evolution of Vermont’s technical centers

Vermont’s 15 regional technical centers have transformed themselves in the last few decades.  Today programs to train medical professionals exist alongside traditional automotive courses.  Michael Redington is Director of the Hartford Area Career and Technical Center.  He spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about these changes and the future of technical education in the state.

Adult Day Services

More and more seniors are turning to adult day centers as a way to remain independent. The centers offer daily respite for caregivers, and provide meals, activities, and in Vermont, medical services. However, funding is a challenge. Medicaid covers a majority of expenses, but a recent MetLife study cites Vermont as having the highest adult day costs in the country. We look at what those numbers mean, and how adult day centers fit into the future of elderly care.

CDC officials hear complaints about chloramine

Officials from the Centers for Disease control hear from Vermonters about skin irritation and other problems. The officials also plan to visit residents in their homes and may help the state design a study to look at the health impacts of chloramine.