Stigma is one of the biggest barriers for those seeking treatment for behavioral health challenges, said experts at DHMC's 10th Annual C. Everett Koop Addiction Medicine Symposium on December 8.
Julie MacAdam wasn't able to exercise a year ago, and Elaine Basler couldn't walk more than 10 feet. When both were ready to make life changes, two DHMC health coaches helped empower them.
Thanks to a grant from D-H's Population Health Innovation Fund, individuals who frequently use the Emergency Department are being helped with their psychosocial needs by two Community Health Workers.
A free melanoma screening at the Hanover firehouse, held by the D-H Department of Dermatology in honor of the late Deputy Fire Chief Jeryl Frankenfield, uncovered a melanoma on one firefighter.
Sponsored by the VTDigger website and co-sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a "VTDigger Dialogue" on May 18 drew a crowd of 200 to White River Junction for a discussion about Vermont's opioid crisis.
In their new book co-authors Dr. William Weeks and Dr. Jim Weinstein, make the case that to truly transform our health care system it must be more patient-centered.