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Upcoming Events
  • September 25, 2023, from 12:00-1:00pm: Perinatal Bereavement Series - Session 2 is for obstetric, pediatric, family medicine providers and practice staff. This session will expand on session 1 and will be presented by Carol McMurrich, MA, Director of Empty Arms Bereavement Support of Massachusetts.

*Carol McMurrich has extensive experience working with parents and families and providing education on grief and loss to hospital units, university nursing courses, midwifery practices, doula groups, and hospital groups. Session one is a brief overview that will cover some basics around language to use, what a "typical" grief process looks like, and how to incorporate a history of loss into the caregiving of living children.

➔ Click here to register.

  • October 3, 2023, from 8:00am-4:00pm: Child Health Advances Measured in Practice (CHAMP) Network 2023 Learning Session: Improving Vermont’s System of Care for Developmental and Autism Assessment and Follow-Up

The CHAMP Practice Network now includes fifty (50) pediatric, family medicine and naturopathic practices and engages practices of all sizes and from all regions of the state. Practices may join at any time throughout the year. If interested in joining, please contact the CHAMP Project Director, at

  • October 24, 2023, from 12:00-1:00pm: Second Victims: Supporting Healthcare Providers After Adverse Events

Dr. Aneesa Stewart is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow at UVMMC and comes to us from the Mayo Clinic where  they have a robust provider support system to help health care providers after a difficult event – also known as the second victims of an adverse outcome. Dr. Stewart will provide an overview of this topic along with tactics for support for health care providers after a serious event. This is a part of a larger education and training initiative and more information on that will also be provided during this webinar.

➔ Click here to register.

  • October 31, 2023, from 12:00-1:00pm: Demystifying Nurse Home Visiting: Increasing Acceptance of Prenatal and Postpartum Services

Katy Leffel will present reflections from physician champions about how to talk to families about the benefits of nurse home visiting, and how they promote and integrate referrals to nurse home visiting in their practice.

➔ Click here to register.

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Publication Release

Associations Between Mental and Physical Illness Comorbidity and Hospital Utilization was published in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Journal of Hospital Pediatrics® (August 9, 2023). Read the publication here.


VCHIP Team to Present at the 2023 Health Equity Summit


  • School Health: VCHIP faculty Bernice Garnett and Heidi Schumacher are joining forces with Vermont Department of Health leader Nate Waite to present the following session at the UVM Health Equity Summit “School health as a critical component of health equity: highlighting the role of school-based health centers and community schools.” During this session, the team will present on school health policies, programs and partners that can advance health and educational equity, with a particular focus on the roles of school-based health centers and community schools.

❰The 2023 Health Equity Summit will be held October 30, 2023, from 8am-5pm. Click here to learn more.❱

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