Transportation is a significant barrier to healthcare access in Central Vermont due to a variety of reasons that include low income households, poor access to public transportation, elderly populations, and populations with disabilities. Improving access to transportation is a goal for both the local public transportation authority and the UVMHN-Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT. The purpose of this project was twofold. The first goal was to find an underutilized transportation resource in the community by heavily researching the area's transportation system and coordinating the distribution of informational sheets regarding this resource with my family medicine clerkship site members. The second goal was to survey current patients and discover what the particular status quo and challenges are for the local community with regards to transportation in 2016.
UVMHN-Berlin Family Practice
Transportation, Vermont, Rural, Public Transportation, Family Medicine
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Trivedi, Apoorva, "Transportation is a Barrier to Healthcare in Central Vermont" (2016). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 145.