2015 Semi-Annual Conference

The Building New Partnerships conference, sponsored by Vermont Blueprint for Health and OneCare VT and in partnership with Community Healh Accountable Care (CHAC) and Health First, was held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.


Opening Remarks

Building New Partnerships: How we care for the seriously ill
Opening Remarks
Presented by Allan Ramsay, MD, Green Mountain Care Board


Improving End-of-Life Care in Vermont -- One Hospice Referral at a Time
Keynote Address
Presented by John M. Saroyan, MD, Medical Director of Bayada Hospice


The Impact of Housing the Homeless on Healthcare Costs
100,000 Homes Campaign - Greater Burlington Area, Vermont Edition
Presented by Martha Maksym, Executive Director of United Way of Chittenden County and Steve Leffler, Chief Medical Officer, UVM Medical Center

Breakout Sessions (AM) Presentations

End of Life Care in Central Vermont
Central Vermont Hospice Project
Presented by Sandy Rousse and Jonna Goulding, MD and Kim LaGue, PT

Building Partnerships - Hospice
Franklin County Hospice Project
Presented by Annette Blanchard, RN

Vermont Ethics Network
Presented by Cindy Bruzzese, MPA

Breakout Sessions (PM) Presentations

Housing First - Ending the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness
Presented by Hilary Melton, Pathways Vermont

Combating Addiction and Building Great Neighborhoods through Collaboration, Innovation and Research
The Vision Project from Rutland
Presented by Commander Scott Tucker, Sergeant Matt Prouty, Analyst Bradley GoodHale, and Ms. Alecia Armstrong

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Central Vermont
Presented by Mark Depman, MD