Senator Sanders met with the Directors of Vermont’s Federally Qualified Health Centers. Over 86,000 Vermonters receive their primary health care through these health centers—and more are being planned. To learn more about FQHC’s go to http://www.bistatepca.org/
Included in the pictures are;
Sitting from left to right; Pam Parsons, Executive Director Northern Tier Center for Health (NoTCH), Anne Galante, Steering Committee Member- 5 Town Health Alliance, Senator Sanders, Tom Crawford, CEO Springfield Medical Care Systems, Grant Whitmer, Executive Director Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region; Standing from left to right; Kevin Kelley, CEO Community Health Services of the Lamoille Valley, Gail Auclair, CEO Little Rivers Health Care, Hunt Blair, VT Director of Public Policy Bi-State Primary Care, Wayne Hamilton, Board President The Health Center (Plainfield), Kevin Cooney, CEO Northern Counties Health Care, Joe Arioli, Executive Director Community Health Center of Burlington
Senator Sanders hosted a community meeting on Saturday March 1st on issues facing direct care workers and the people the care for. Despite the winter storm there was good attendance and a very interesting discussion about the challenges recruiting and retaining direct care workers who provide care for our senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with four Vermont members of the National Young Leaders Conference, which brings high school students from around the country to Washington, D.C. as part of the group's commitment to gaining a better understanding of the political process.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Dr. Domenico Grasso, Dean of UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, to discuss the future of the Vermont economy, and particularly the green economy. Joining the meeting were Dr. Melody Brown Burkins, Associate Dean for Economic Development and Research Partnerships at UVM, and Dr. Joseph Helble, Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.