Population health and rural health equity
We work to address the health needs of our patients and communities, paying particular attention to unjust health disparities in our region. We partner with the health system and our communities, working together to create healthier communities for everyone.
Population health is at the intersection of community and public health initiatives and clinical health care services. We work in both areas to end unjust variation in health outcomes.
Community and public health initiatives:
- Social connections
Clinical health care services:
- Acute care
- Behavioral health
- Chronic disease management
- Preventive care
- Specialty care
80% of health outcomes are impacted by socioeconomics, physical environment, and behaviors.
|Life expectancy||85.3 years||78.5 years||75.9 years|
visits per 10,000
Sources: NH Health Wisdom (life expectancy 2009 to 2013); Vermont Department of Health (life expectancy); Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, New London Hospital, and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (household income). COVID-19 vaccination information for at least one dose accessed 6/23/20.