To the editor:

I’m reaching out on behalf of United Way of Northwest Vermont to ask for your input on community health and wellbeing. We are collaborating with the Larner College of Medicine at UVM and other United Ways across the state in asking Vermonters to share perspectives on their communities and their priorities for improving health and wellbeing for all people.

United Way is a community-driven organization; we respond to what’s needed and what people feel is most important. As we work with partners to help our community recover from the impacts of the pandemic, we are looking for your help in prioritizing the focus of attention and resources in the coming year.

Please share your input by completing this survey: bit.ly/3d6i9ao

We hope to hear from as many Vermonters age 18+ as we can. I encourage you to pass it along to your families, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and social networks. We have extended the survey deadline to allow for more responses.

We are grateful to the faculty and students at the Larner College of Medicine who are leading this survey project and making it possible for us to get input from our community during such important times. This is also a great learning opportunity for the medical students who will analyze the survey data and provide summary reports. Survey results will be shared widely with local organizations and community members in December.

Amy Carmola Hauf

Director of Community Impact

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