Greater Upper Valley Integrated Services Team (GUVIST)

The Greater Upper Valley Integration Services Team (GUVIST) provides networking opportunities for diverse health care & social service organizations serving all populations in Orange, Windsor, Sullivan and southern Grafton counties. It is a monthly learning space to incubate ideas that challenge the status quo for how services are delivered, cultivating service delivery networks which move beyond collaboration between organizations to integration of leadership, decision-making, operations, and responsibility. Integration of service delivery improves services and support for community members to be efficient, effective, responsive and appropriate to the desires of those in need, where and when they are needed.

GUVIST--Service-Integration-by-Design Upper Valley Region Vermont - New Hampshire

To learn more about GUVIST or to join this work,
please contact Cara Baskin, GUVIST Integration Catalyst GUVISTCatalyst@gmail.com

GUVIST is led by an Executive Council (EC) that represents the diverse populations, geography and sectors GUVIST serves.
The EC provides strategic leadership and support for GUVIST and individual Service Delivery Networks.
Current EC membership
(Name, Organization, Sector):

Cara Baskin, GUVIST, Public Health

Ashleen Buchanan, Little Rivers Healthcare, Health Care Delivery

Andra Daunhauer, Ecological Psychologist, Social Services

Alice Ely, Public Health Council, Public Health

Rudy Fedrizzi, VT Department of Health, White River Junction District Office, Public Health

Ken Hammond, State of Vermont Human Services Agency, Public Health

George Karabakakis, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Mental Health

Peter Mason, Family Physician, Headrest, Good Neighbor Health Clinic, Public Health, Substance Use Disorders

Susan Seidler, Stepping Stone & Next Step Peer Support Centers, Mental Health (Peer Support for Adults)

Martha Tecca, CommunityCare of Lyme, SHARe (Supporting and Helping Asylees and Refugees), NH Alliance for Healthy Aging, Tri-state Learning Collaborative on Aging, Public Health/Senior Services

GUVIST AT A GLANCE:

Who

GUVIST is comprised of diverse health care & social service organizations who recognize the need for integration to improve service delivery for the community.

Where

In the bi-state Greater Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. We aim to serve portions of Orange, Windsor, Sullivan and southern Grafton counties.

What

GUVIST facilitates service integration to improve the experience of people who receive services from multiple organizations by helping service providers operate interdependently by design.

Why

For services and support for community members of all ages to be efficient, effective, responsive and appropriate to the desires of those in need, where and when they are needed.

How

GUVIST provides space to incubate solutions and cultivate service delivery networks which move beyond collaboration to integration of leadership, decision-making, operations, and responsibility.