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Introduction: NeighborKeepers (Winooski, VT) is a non-profit, anti-poverty organization that focuses on building supportive friend networks that direct families and individuals toward the resources they need to improve their health, get training and education, find jobs, and discover a sense of purpose and belonging. Keeping with the NeighborKeepers philosophy of giving those in need the tools to help improve their own circumstances, our project goals were to: •Engage community members •Connect individuals with community resources geared toward healthy living and improved healthcare access •Identify health needs and potential areas for intervention or further inquiry


Janice Gallant, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Hal Colston, NeighborKeepers




Diabetes, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Injury and Violence Prevention, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse, Tobacco Use, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being


Presented at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC, October 31, 2011 as "Assessing Barriers to Healthy Livi

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Assessing Barriers to Healthy Living in Economically Challenged Communities of the Greater Winooski Area