Governor Peter Shumlin, Commissioner Mark Larson and others speak at the Get Ready to Get Covered, part of Vermont Health Connect community awareness event connecting the public with their community-based enrollment “navigators”, for assistance in enrolling in Vermont Health Connect, the state’s exchange.
Get Ready to Get Covered is hosted by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Community Health Center of Burlington and the Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund. There are over ten organizations in Chittenden County alone designated as navigator organizations. This event will highlight community-based resources available to help individuals and their families understand changes in health care and move them closer to enrolling in a plan that works best for them.
On paper Vermont may be the healthiest state in the country (United Health Foundation, 2012), but more than a quarter of the state’s youth are overweight or obese. Two major alliances, Eat Well Play More Vermont and Live Healthy Vermont, will announce their joint efforts to address obesity and urge state leaders to improve physical activity and nutrition in schools. The current rulemaking process is underway to revise Vermont’s education standards. Integrated Arts Academy students will demonstrate how they stay active at school through the “Move it, Move it” Program. Announcing the initiative are: Jim Douglas, Former Vermont Governor
Ryan Torres, YMCA Statewide Alliance Director, Peter Sterling, Coordinator of Live Healthy Vermont, Tina Zuk, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association, Danielle Vierling, physical fitness instructor for the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington Vermont, John Bentley, Program Founder, Jump Start and Bonnie Acker, Community Partner.
Rik Carlson, Director of the Immune Dysfunction organization (d.b.a. The Vermont CFIDS Assoc. Inc.), is joined by Kenneth J. Friedman, Ph.D and Dr. David Maughan, University of Vermont, to award a scholarship on behalf of ImmuneDysfunction.org .The 2013 Medical Scholarship Awardee is Tamar. N. Goldberg of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The award event will include a panel discussion. More information available at: www.ImmuneDysfunction.org
Near & Far Video, Introduced by Richard Kemp: The Road to Recovery 2013: Peer Recovery Support: Leveraging Personal Experience in Helping Others 10/08/2013
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Peer recovery support in behavioral health is a powerful and essential component of the recovery process. More recently, however, the recognition of the importance of peer support has led to more structured and intentional applications of this recovery support approach. For example, many peer “recovery support specialists” and “recovery coaches” have received training on the most effective ways to help peers in recovery. Use of trained individuals along with other strategies for providing peer support is found in both mental health and substance use settings. Peer support is especially effective within certain groups such as military service members and veterans, young adults, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. In some applications, online technologies are used to facilitate peer support processes. This show will also address the use of peer support in recovery community centers and recovery living settings.
If you have questions or comments about this program, please contact Richard Kemp at email@example.com.
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.
Vermont Health Connect, Vermont's Health Insurance Exchange, opens October 1, 2013. Vermonters will have a new way to enroll in health coverage. Live audience and viewer questions are responded to by Vermont Health Connect "navigators" from the Community Health Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund. more information at: http//:healthconnect.vermont.gov
Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 4 & 7 meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.
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