Mission:  To ensure fair and just opportunity for everyone in Caledonia and southern Essex Counties to be healthy and prosperous.

Vision:  Our population will be Well-Housed, Well-Nourished, Physically Healthy, Mentally Healthy, Financially Secure. 

Values:  As we work together, we:

  • Encourage “outside the box” thinking with respect for all opinions by promoting an open and trusting environment that welcomes discussion and debate.

  • Share our collective resources, data, staff, and efforts to the maximum extent possible as a means of expanding our capacity, while maintaining our individual organizations’ viability.

  • Engage community members in our collective efforts, giving them equal status and shared responsibility in determining what and how services and programs are provided. We believe in having community voice front and center.

NEK Prosper! operates under the framework of an accountable health community, employs the principles of collective impact, and uses Results Based Accountability™ to measure our progress.

What is an accountable health community?

An accountable health community is an aspirational model accountable for the health and well-being of the entire population in its defined geographic area and not limited to a defined group of patients. We understand that health outcomes are the product of multiple contributors of health:

  • medical care
  • public health
  • genetics
  • behaviors
  • social factors
  • economic circumstances
  • environmental factors

Ecosystem of Partnerships

Our members include family, friends and neighbors, partners from the Hub, school districts, youth services, economic development and regional planning agencies, banks/financial organizations, arts and the creative economy, NEK Collaborative, USDA, NAMI VT, town government leaders, community restorative justice, OneCare VT and other individuals and agencies. 

Stewardship Committee

As a Collective Impact initiative, Northern Counties Health Care acts as our backbone organization, with the following leaders stewarding the work:

Kari White (she/her), Northern Counties Health Care’s Director of Community Health Equity supports the work of NEK Prosper!  E-mail her at kariw@nchcvt.org or give her a call:  802.748.9405 x1517

We welcome and want your voice.  Get involved.