Bernie Sanders wants to dramatically increase funding for community health
centers across the county. His plan is being strongly supported by the Obama Administration and is included in the Senate’s overall health care reform bill.
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.
Blair, Vermont Director of
Public Policy for the Bi-State Primary Care Association and Dr. John Matthew, Executive
Director of the Health Center
in Plainfield speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the
services provided by community health centers in Vermont
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.
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.
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.