Health—General & Rehabilitative

Upper Valley Community Nursing Project

Lebanon, NH

Mission

The Mission of the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project is to: Strengthen and sustain regional community and parish home nursing programs serving the needs of rural communities in New Hampshire and Vermont by providing clinical, organizational and educational resources; Assist the initiation and development of new community and parish nursing programs.

Ruling Year

2019

Co-Director

Laurie Harding

Main Address

PO Box 1302

Lebanon, NH 03766 USA

Keywords

community nursing, parish nursing, home health care

EIN

83-1224873

 Number

7041626659

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project meets the needs of our older population who are aging in place and may need support from a community nurse – a health professional – who visits individuals where they live to help to problem solve and navigate the health care system.

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Our programs

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Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The overarching goal of the UVCNP is to add a health professional to the informal network of volunteers already providing care for older adults. We aim to help individuals to remain independent and living at home and to facilitate the placement of a nurse in a community where she or he can best address non acute needs at home.

HOW UVCNP WORKS To help reach our goals, the UVCNP will : Locate and investigate the best examples and characteristics of successful community nursing practices Partner with the interested communities to create a road map for the development of a community nursing program which addresses existing volunteer initiatives, current practice, legal, ethical, and regulatory concerns Explore with local community the possibility of participating in a pilot project which engages and supports nurses to provide CN services to designated communities Establish a formal system of support to provide ongoing information, educational opportunities and clinical discussions with the CN to minimize the professional isolation often associated with this work Identify appropriate outcomes that measure effectiveness of the UVCNP Initiate discussions about research projects that might emanate from the UVCNP Establish a mechanism for communities to obtain assistance in searching for funds to sustain individual CN programs.

The UVCNP has a board of directors dedicated to the work because many of the members are skilled and experienced in the field of health care. They are each embedded within local communities to make a difference to the work of aging in place. The mission, vision and values all are focused on the health care of the aging adult in New Hampshire and in Vermont. UVCNP has built strong partnerships within communities surrounding Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. UVCNP has competent and skilled volunteers and consultants working to address the goals of the organization.

UVCNP will know we are successful when more towns seek our support and guidance to provide nursing care to adults who live in rural areas. Our community nurses stay focused to the people who they work with to assure that their health needs are met, that they remain safe, and that there is less social isolation experienced.

UVCNP has established community nurses in over ten towns in NH and in VT. We have become a 501(c)3 only within the past year. Just by volunteers, we have been able to create strong partnerships who are dedicated and have the same passion as the board and nurses to advance the ability for older adults to age-in-place. UVCNP is recognized as a cutting-edge model to meet the needs of older adults who choose to age in place.

How We Listen

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We regularly collect feedback through: community meetings/town halls.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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