Vermont Health Care Innovation Project: Integrated Communities Care Management Learning Collaborative 11/17/2015

This learning session is Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL, Director of Complex Care at Mercy Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Lauran is an inspiring leader with a passion for meeting the needs of people with complex health conditions. Among other honors, she has received an Innovation Grant from Trinity Health, and was awarded the National Clinical Nurse Leader Vanguard award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in January 2015. Her presentation, “Preparing to Deliver Integrated Care Management Across Organizations,” will include information on identifying a lead care coordinator, conducting root cause analysis for people with complex needs, convening a cross-organization care team, and conducting care conferences.

The Integrated Communities Care Management Learning Collaborative supports participating communities in implementing promising interventions to improve cross-organizational care management. Throughout the year-long Learning Collaborative, there will be opportunities to share ideas with national experts, community leaders, front-line care management staff, state policymakers, and quality improvement facilitators.

Legislative Report: Lake Champlain 11/16/2015

Burlington Representatives Joey Donovan (D), and Mary Sullivan (D) speak with Lori Fisher, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Committee on the continuing efforts towards addressing water quality issues in Lake Champlain.  More information on LCC can be found at:

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Living Like Original Vermonters of the Winooski 11/15/2015

“Living like Original Vermonters of the Winooski – Applying the Best of the Past for a Sustainable Future”

For thousands of years, First Inhabitants of Vermont lived in harmony with nature, utilizing hundreds of plants and fungi unknown to most people today for food and medicine. Mike Ather of will explain how to use these same native plants and mushrooms to heal ourselves, regenerate our ecosystem and clean our soil, air, and water.

For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at (802) 865-4556.

North Avenue Task Force Meeting #8 11/10/2015

The North Avenue Task Force leads a public meeting on North Avenue Corridor improvements.  This project is being coordinated through Burlington Public Works and Regional Planning. Agenda and information at: and at the CCRPC website.

The Importance of Creating Livable Communities 11/10/2015

AARP Public Policy Institute Expert, Jana Lynott provides the keynote address for 'Vermont's Livable Communities Solutions Forum'.  AARP has developed a tool (livability index) for planners, citizens and others to determine the 'livability' of communities leading to ways to improve upon weaknesses. For more information visit the AARP Site. 

Chamberlin Neighborhood - Noise Exposure and Mapping Session 11/09/2015

Burlington International Airport public neighborhood meeting to update the community and answer questions about airport based Noise Exposure in the Chamberlin Neighbohood.

Project updates available at:

Burlington City Council 11/09/2015

The Burlington City Council meets on Mondays, often three times each month at 7pm. Their meetings air live on Channel 317 (Burlington Telecom) and on Channel 17 at the air times listed below.

Citizen Speed Checks - North Avenue Task Foce 11/05/2015

Andrea Todd, volunteer member of the North Avenue task force shares the work of citizen's to track speed patterns as part of the pilot project to test a 'complete street ' implementation on North Avenue. The task force meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Burlington Business Association : Meet Burlington's New Civic Leaders 11/05/2015

Burlington's new civic leaders share visions for the future of Burlington.  Invited speakers include: Neale Lunderville, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department; Peter Owens, Director, Community and Economic Development Office; Beth Anderson, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Burlington, Chapin Spencer, Director of Public Works.

Burlington City Market The Dish: a Series For Inquisitive Eaters: Local is Accessible? 11/04/2015

“Local” is a popular buzzword in our food system, but even if food is grown locally, does that mean it’s more accessible? According to US Census data, 13% of Vermont households are food insecure, meaning they don’t have access to enough food to meet basic needs at all times.  While creating economic opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers has been a major goal within our state, the development of the local food system hasn’t necessarily made food more affordable for people experiencing food insecurity.  We’ll explore this multifaceted issue and discuss innovative approaches during a lively panel discussion with local food producers and representatives from organizations focused on alleviating food insecurity in Vermont. Part of the Intervale Center and City Market Dish Series.

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