Health

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 12/05/2013

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.

Senator Bernie Sanders: Community Health Center Leaders 12/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) host a meeting of community health center leaders from throughout Vermont followed by Sanders and health center representatives Beth Wennar, Board member from Battenkill Valley Health Center, Eric Medved, Vice President of Medicine, Gifford Health Center, and Martha Halnon, Executive Director, 5THA Mountain Health Center share perspectives on the Community Health Center initiatives in Vermont. 

Altogether, the eight current Federally-Qualified Health Centers operating now in Vermont served more than 130,000 patients last year, one of the highest participation rates in the country. The $2.4 million in new funding released by the Department of Health and Human Services for three additional Vermont centers will serve about 33,000 additional patients. In addition, about 25,000 Vermonters received dental care at community health centers, a number which will also rise.


 

Vermont Workers' Center: Hunger in Vermont 11/22/2013

Co-Hosts Stauch Blaise and Marigo Farr, speak with Kelly McLemore, Volunteer Coordinator with Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Nathan Blaise of Randolp and Merry Gerrish of Bennington, on the issue of hunger and food access in Vermont.

Burlington Ward 5 NPA Meeting 11/21/2013

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.

Senator Bernie Sanders: Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status may be a Death Sentence in America 11/20/2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on aging, holds a hearing to discuss the extraordinary disparities in life expectancy that exist between regions of the United States and even neighborhoods within cities.

Burlington Wards 4 & 7 NPA Meeting 11/20/2013

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.

More on Redistricting: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CityCouncil/Ward-Redistricting/

Facing Climate Chaos with Hope and Action: Empowering People of Faith and Spirit 11/16/2013

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light is a statewide non-profit organization working with faith and spiritual communities, individuals, and other organizations to address the crisis of global climate change. This event is our annual conference and it features, in addition to the keynote, these four workshops: Sustainable Energy Choices; Advocating for Climate Justice; Cultivating Congregational "Green Teams;" and Greening Liturgy. Dr. Kaza's keynote address is titled: Sustaining Our Effort: Climate Work as Practice Field. A dozen sponsoring organizations are participating - providing displays and useful resources.For more informaiton: www.vtipl.org - 802-434-3397 - info@vtipl.org

Health Care Advocate PSA 11/13/2013

Vermont Health Care Ombudsman Trinka Kerr shares resources for answering Vermonters Health Care questions.

www.vtlawhelp.org/health  1-800-917-7787

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 11/11/2013

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 11/07/2013

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.

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