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Burlington Ward 4 and Ward 7 NPA Meeting 11/19/2014

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/

Community Forum on Opiate Addiction: What’s the Treatment System of Care? 11/17/2014

A Community Conversation focused on the Treatment System of Care, graciously sponsored by Main Street Landing, includes a panel discussion aimed to address some of the learning goals of the general community around what our treatment system looks like and how it is responding to this problem. Panelists include William Keithcart, Psychiatric Substance Abuse Counselor at Fletcher Allen Dayone; Dana Poverman, Director of Outpatient and Medication Assisted Treatment Programs at HowardCenter; Dr. Fred Holmes, retired pediatrician; and Kim Bushey, Program Services Director at the Department of Corrections. Ryan Mitofsky, Prevention Consultant with the Health Department will be the moderator. Community questions include topics such as residential and outpatient treatment, Department of Corrections, and the role of medications in treatment.

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 11/10/2014

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

Bridging the Divide:Strategies for Managing Opioid Perscriptions 11/07/2014

Our health care system continues to operate from an artificial divide between physical health and substance use/misuse and mental health disorders. This program, offered as part of UVM Continuing Medical Education and presented by The University of Vermont Deparmtment of Family Medicine.  Recorded Presentation includes:
- Strategies for Managing Opioid Prescriptions Constance van Eeghen, DrPH.
 

Bridging the Divide: Substance Misuse, Identification and Intervention in Integrated Primary Care 11/07/2014

Our health care system continues to operate from an artificial divide between physical health and substance use/misuse and mental health disorders. This program, offered as part of UVM Continuing Medical Education, and is presented by The University of Vermont Department of Family Medicine. Recorded Presentations include:
- Welcome and Introduction by Rodger Kessler, PhD, ABPP
- Keynote - Addressing Unhleathy Substance Use in Primary Care by John Muench, MD, MPH
- Vermont’s View on Keynote - Harry Chen, MD
 

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 11/06/2014

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.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont presents guest speaker Dr. Shiva 11/02/2014

Dr. Vandana Shiva Celebrates Vermont's GMO Labeling Law. Dr. Vandana Shiva, the internationally recognized scientist and activist, presents how the Food System Transformation and Reversing the Climate Crisis: How Vermont’s GMO labeling law is part of the solution. 

For More Info Visit: http://nofavt.org/

Community Briefing - 100,000 Homes Homeless Registry 10/29/2014

Over 70 volunteers walked the streets of the greater Burlington area, interviewing homeless neighbors.  This community briefing provides iinsights into the results of those interactions.

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

Vermont Health Connect: Time for Open Enrollment 10/28/2014

Open Enrollment for Vermont Health Connect runs November 15th 2014 to February 15, 2015. Deborah Pereria, Lead Navigator Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Donna Sutton Fay, Navigator, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund provide information on what to expect this year, and how to enroll for coverage.  For more info:
Vermont Health Connect 1-855-899-9600  VermontHealthConnect.gov

Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund  1-866-482-4723  www.vermonthealthconnecthelp.org

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England  1-866-476-1321  www.ppnne.org

Vermont Workers' Center: Accessibility 10/24/2014

Host Stauch Blaise speaks with Nate Besio, Peer Councilor with Vermont Council on Independent Living.
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