Southern Vermont AHEC receives grant from the Vermont Women’s Fund

REGION – Southern Vermont AHEC received a $5,000 grant from the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The grant will help further SVTAHEC’s MedQuest 2019 program, a six-day, residential program for students in grades 10-12. MedQuest provides students with opportunities to explore various health careers while gaining comfort in a college environment. Through interactive presentations and job-shadowing experiences at local hospitals and community provider offices, students strengthen their leadership skills and gain a clearer understanding of career options in health care. Participants have the opportunity to learn from graduate-level health professions students who serve as mentors for the week.

The Vermont Women’s Fund is a statewide organization committed to supporting the advancement, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of women and girls ages 15-25. Learn more at

Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center is a nonprofit agency with a volunteer board of directors from Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor counties. The Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center improves access to quality health care by working with community and academic partners to support healthcare workforce development through recruitment, retention, and continuing education of health care professionals.

The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love.

The heart of the Community Foundation’s work is closing the opportunity gap – divide that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We are aligning our time, energy, and discretionary resources on efforts that provide access to early care and learning pathways to college and career training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality. We envision Vermont at its best – where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright, secure future.

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