Client(s): Vermont Department of Aging & Independent Living
Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Health Systems Transformation
Technical Expertise: Aging, Health Care Reform
JSI worked with the State of Vermont to help design and implement the Governor's new Commission on Healthy Aging, sponsored by the National Governor's Association. Goals of the initiative included establishing a new Commission on Healthy Aging, identifying and treating older adults with depression, and collaborating with the state to create a health education strategy that will target rural older adults and their unique needs. The Healthy Aging Plan developed under the project was included by legislature in the May 2006 Vermont Health Reform Bill.