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Burlington Supportive Housing Initiatives presents Linda Kaufman 06/19/2014

Burlington Supportive Housing Initiatives community meeting featuring speaker Linda Kaufman of Community Solutions 100,000 Homes Campaign.  Linda is nationally known for her work with the 100,000 Homes Campaign and will present on ideas for ending homelessness in Vermont.

BSHI is proud to support the efforts of those involved with finding solutions to homelessness. 

For More Info Visit:  http://www.bshivt.org/  and  http://100khomes.org/

The Palmers Talk about VT Gas Pipeline and Their Farm 06/11/2014

A short video about the potential impact of the proposed VT Gas Pipeline on the Palmer's farm in Monkton. Distributed b WideIris on vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/wideiris Directors: Kevin Burget, Jennifer Berger DP: Jan Cannon Aerial Photography: Ken French Editor: Kevin Burget

Veritas: Cornerstones of Liberty: The 1st and 2nd Amendment 06/06/2014

Host Brett Gaskill speaks with Moe Kinney of Vermonters for Liberty on gun rights issues. Sponsored by the Green Mountain Patriots.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 06/05/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

Celebrate Recovery 05/30/2014

Host Donna Jacobs speaks with Reverend Paul Somerville, Vermont State Representative for Celebrate Recovery on the local efforts dealing with hurts, hang-ups and habits. Celebrate Recovery is a 'biblical and balanced program' open to all.  www.celebraterecovery.com

Green Mountain Care Board Meeting, Afternoon Session 05/29/2014

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) “traveling board meeting” with brief presentations from Vermont health leaders.

The traveling board meeting will feature several Vermont health leaders discussing topics of interest in the Burlingtonarea:

The role of Vermont’s academic health center, with John Brumsted, M.D., president and CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Frederick Morin, M.D., dean, University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine; and Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., dean, UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Community health centers, with Jack Donnelly, CEO, Community Health Centers of Burlington.

Community mental health and substance abuse services, with Todd Centybear, executive director, HowardCenter.

Home care and end-of-life care, with Judy Peterson, RN, president and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties.

The GMCB is an independent state agency charged with regulating Vermont’s health system; evaluating the health and financial impacts of health reform; and promoting innovations to make health care affordable and to improve Vermonters’ health.

“Vermont’s Legislature created the GMCB with transparency and public involvement in mind,” said Al Gobeille, chair of the GMCB. “We have designed these two events to encourage public participation, and we hope people in the Burlington area take the time to get involved.”

For more information http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/

Green Mountain Care Board: "Health Insurance Rate" Public forum 05/29/2014

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) public forum on health insurance rates.

The health insurance rate forum will focus on understanding the cost of health insurance and on efforts to contain the growth in insurance rates – which the GMCB regulates. The forum will feature a panel of Vermont leaders in insurance, hospitals, and consumer advocacy:

Kevin Goddard, vice president of external affairs and sales, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.
Susan Gretkowski, senior government relations strategist, MVP Health Care.
Peter Sterling, executive director, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security.
Lila Richardson, staff attorney, Office of Health Care Advocate.
Michael Del Trecco, vice president of finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
The GMCB is an independent state agency charged with regulating Vermont’s health system; evaluating the health and financial impacts of health reform; and promoting innovations to make health care affordable and to improve Vermonters’ health.

“Vermont’s Legislature created the GMCB with transparency and public involvement in mind,” said Al Gobeille, chair of the GMCB. “We have designed these two events to encourage public participation, and we hope people in the Burlington area take the time to get involved.”

For more information http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/

Vermont Workers' Center: People Power - Democracy in Action 05/23/2014

Hosted by Stauch Blaise with guests, Duke Forcier and Parents United AFT.  www.workerscenter.org

Senator Bernie Sanders: Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Legislation to Make College More Affordable 05/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announces legislation to help children from working families go to college. Sanders is joined by Vermonters who will share how carrying heavy student debt loads has affected their lives. Speaking on the issue: Emily Sutton, Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy; Dr. Christine Mahoney, Community Health Center of Burlington; Jazmin Spear, Junior at Castleton State College; Liz Beatty-Owens, Senior at Johnson State College.

 

Sanders plans to introduce legislation in the Senate early next week to help students earn college credits while still in high school. That would cut the time and the cost of earning a college diploma.

 

The legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

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