Health

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.

Vermont Access Network (VAN): Let's Talk About Mental Health: Women's Freedom Center 11/04/2013

Advocates from the Women's Freedom Center join Let's Talk hosts Robert Stack, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and Nels Kloster, a local psychiatrist, for a special episode of this live talk show centered on the world-wide issue of domestic violence, how women can prepare to safely leave a violent relationship, and the important dialogue men need to have with each other about what behavior is not appropriate

Vermont Workers' Center: VWC's 15th Year Celebration 10/25/2013

Hosts Stauch Blaise and Ashley Moore join with Denise Rixie and Jonathan Kissam to talk about the 15 year history of VWC and what lies ahead.

Vermont Workers' Center: Paid Sick Days and Public Health Press Conference 10/24/2013

Paid sick days are a public health priority for Vermont. Local health providers, workers, and business owners speak out about why paid sick days legislation is key to a healthy Vermont.
Speakers include:

Corey Mallon, RN at Fletcher Allen, leader in nurses' union and Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign
Candice Cupp of Burlington, a worker without paid sick days
Main Street Landing CEO Melinda Moulton
Nick Carter of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
 

Vermont Workers' Center: Eyes on the Prize for Universal Healthcare 10/24/2013

A community dialogue on how Vermont can stay on track toward a universal healthcare system where we all people get the care they need, when they need it. In 2011, due to a people’s movement, Vermont passed a law requiring the state to create a universal healthcare system that meets all people’s health needs. The Vermont Workers’ Center, who leads the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign, is holding community meetings statewide this fall to talk with our neighbors about how this system will work and how we can hold our government accountable to making it a reality. Green Mountain Care Board members, Legislative leaders and healthcare professionals, discuss how our state can best fulfill our human right to healthcare.  The panelists include: Ellen Watson, APRN, Winooski Family Practice, Molly Flemming, N.D., L.Ac., State Senator Tim Ashe,
Robin Lunge, Director of Healthcare Reform

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