Melanie Needle, Senior Planner with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is joined by Kelly Hamshaw, Research Specialist at UVM's Center for Rural Studies, Raquel Aronhime, Community Impact Manager, Unnited Way of Chittenden County and Ryan Mitofsky, Prevention Consultant with the Vermont Department of Health, to discuss benchmarking community behavioral health. ECOS is a project of CCRPC.org www.ecosproject.com
Vermont Ibutwa* Initiative founder and activist Cleophace Mukeba provides and update on the organization and direction in assisting the needs of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Find Vermont Ibutwa Initiative on Facebook. (*Ibutwa is Congolese for renaissance)
James Haslam, Executive Director of Vermont Workers Center and representing the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign, is joined by is joined by Melinda Moulton, Bekah Mandell, Alissa Carberry,and others in responding to the alleged leaked draft of Governor Shumlin’s healthcare financing plan, which if accurate, would dramatically shift the costs of healthcare from big businesses onto patients, workers, and small businesses. December 5th, the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign released a statement expressing concern over the leaked draft, urging the Governor to move forward with an equitable financing plan based upon progressive taxes and ability to pay. Today's press conference reiterates that position. http://www.workerscenter.org/news/healthcare-human-right-campaign-responds-leaked-healthcare-financing-proposal
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.
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/
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.