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RiseVT

RiseVT is a community collaborative to embrace healthier lifestyles, improve the quality of life and reduce healthcare costs where we live, work, learn and play  

  • RiseVT was established after a growing concern of the rate of obesity in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont. A group of key opinion leaders established RiseVT as a community campaign which is modeled after the CDC Best Practice to reduce obesity in a population.
  • Franklin and Grand Isle Vermont is in the Northwestern corner of the state and covers over 805 square miles and has a population of about 55,000 residents.
  • RiseVT launched in June of 2015 and has currently reached over 16,000 individuals and is worming with 46 local businesses, 15 schools and 9 municipalities.

 

Accomplishments:

– 80K invested into infrastructure changes to our built environment.

– Policies developed and implemented impacting over 40% of FGI residents

– Classroom engagement in over 15 schools

Challenges:

– Capacity

– Clear messaging within a broad reach and goal

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