Bennington College Starting New Population Health Fellowship With SVMC

BENNINGTON — Caring for people when they’re sick is one thing.

Taking into account other things that contribute to health, and helping people before they’re sick, is another.

In a new partnership, Bennington College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center plan to offer six students paid, health-related internship opportunities this winter in an inaugural Population Health Fellowship. Population health transforms the healthcare model from seeing patients only when they’re sick, to partnering with people to address their social, environmental and economic issues before they become sick, according to a media release from the college.

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