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    • 8 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 13 sessions

    The Policy Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month ahead of the monthly VtPHA Board meeting from 4:30-5:30.

    Please contact us if you are interested in participating. 

    • 8 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 13 Dec 2022
    • (EST)
    • 25 sessions
    • In person or via phone
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    VtPHA Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 - 7 pm. 

    Board meetings are open to VtPHA's General Membership. 

    Please register so we know you plan to attend. 

    • 13 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 9 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online

    Racism in America 

    2020 - 2021 Focus on Vermont

    Sponsored by

    The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

    Mount Mansfield Community Television
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

    Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont, at 6:30 pm

    Moderated by the Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor

    How far have we come as Americans in confronting racism? This is a topic that remains so intimidating and painful that we prefer not to talk about it in public for fear of what we might say or reveal, or how others might see or treat us. In this forum series, we wish to create a safe space where we can speak openly and honestly as people of good intent who seek the best for each other and our nation as we honestly face the racial divisions of our past and present with the hope of reconciliation.

    HOW TO ATTEND: For the 2020-2021 program year, each forum will be a virtual gathering through Zoom Video Conferencing and distributed through Mount Mansfield Community Television. Pre-registration is required, please. Simply provide your name and email in the quick pre-registration form below. Thank you.

    Click here to register.

    WEDNESDAY, JAN 13, 2021, 7 PM ~ “The Meeting.”

    • A virtual production of Shades of Truth Theater. The Meeting is a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

    WEDNESDAY, FEB 24, 2021, 7 PM ~ Is There a Future for Black Entrepreneurs in Vermont?

    • Robert Hughes, Hughes Development Properties
    • Leslie McCrorey Wells, Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia and Sotto Enoteca
    • Earl Ransom, Strafford Creamery
    • Al Wakefield, Wakefield Global

    WEDNESDAY, MAR 24, 2021, 7 PM ~ Black Female Activists in Vermont

    • Ebony Kirkland, Black Lives Matter, Vermont
    • Shela Linton, Organizer/Program Coordinator, The Root
    • Sha’an Mouliert, Community Organizer, Educator, Artist

    WEDNESDAY, APR 21, 2021, 7 PM ~ Reimagining Policing and Public Safety in Vermont

    • Lieutenant Robert Lucas, Commander of the Williston State Police Barracks
    • Maroni Minter, Campaign Director, Vermont ACLU
    • Captain Garry Scott, Director of Fair and Impartial Policing, Vermont State Police

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021, 7 PM ~ NAACP in Vermont

    • Steffen Gillom, President of Windham County NAACP and Tabitha Pohl-Moore, President of Rutland NAACP share their thoughts regarding major issues and concerns of Black Americans, including Black Vermonters.

    WEDNESDAY, JUN 9, 2021, 7 PM ~ The Social Equity Caucus

    • In the summer of 2019, Vermont state senators, representatives and citizens met at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Vermont to form the Social Equity Caucus to advocate for the creation and passage of social justice legislation affecting people of color. We shall hear and discuss what progress has been made from its founding members, State Representative Kevin Christie, State Representative Brian China, and State Representative Lucy Rogers.


    • 28 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 23 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Online

    VtPHA Communications Committee meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1 - 2 p.m.

    Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this committee. 

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Online


    Vital Directions for Health & Health Care: Priorities for 2021
    Virtual Briefing

    Click here to register!

    On Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Health Affairs will host a virtual briefing with an expert panel, moderated by Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, to discuss the key health policy recommendations across Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities for 2021

    In 2016, the NAM established the Vital Directions for Health & Health Care initiative, which aims to provide the U.S. presidential administration, other policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public, with trusted, nonpartisan, evidence-based analysis of the most compelling opportunities and priorities in health, health care, and biomedical science. The resulting 2017 NAM Vital Directions publication marshaled the expertise of over 150 of the nation’s most well-regarded researchers and health policy experts to provide guidance on 19 priority areas that could immediately and substantively improve health and health care for all Americans. 

    Since that seminal publication, much has happened in health and health care, underscoring concerns about the nation’s persistent challenges related to maternal mortality, the opioid crisis, and pervasive health inequities, among others. In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, the NAM completed an updated assessment on key priorities and issues of urgent attention for the next administration. In collaboration with Health Affairs, the NAM published a collection of articles in January 2021 that addresses five high priority issues which have a particularly compelling need for attention from policymakers and decision-makers:

    • health cost and financing
    • optimizing health and well-being for women and children
    • transforming mental health and addiction services
    • actualizing better health and health care for older adults, and
    • better managing infectious disease threats 

    The virtual briefing will feature stakeholder perspectives on the top priorities for policymakers and decision-makers to help ensure improved health and health care for all Americans. 

    Visit nam.edu/VitalDirections for all Vital Directions resources.

Past events

25 Feb 2021 Mindful Racial Justice: Healing Hearts and Transforming Communities
24 Feb 2021 New Year of COVID: The State of the Pandemic and U.S. Strategy in 2021
2 Feb 2021 Creating a Learning Agenda for Systems Change: A Toolkit for Building an Adaptive Public Health Workforce
28 Jan 2021 Making the Case for Health Equity in VT: From Evidence to Action
26 Jan 2021 The Biochemistry of Happiness: Creating a Culture of Happiness at Work
20 Jan 2021 UVM’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: “Slave Health Deficit: The Journey to Health Parity"
17 Dec 2020 VtPHA Communications Committee
16 Dec 2020 Unmasking Health Disparities through a Health Equity Lens: Quality Care is Equitable Care: The Case for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Health Care
16 Dec 2020 Menthol and Race: Establishing Equity by Eliminating Flavored Tobacco
9 Dec 2020 COVID-19 Vaccines: The Realities of the Next Steps
9 Dec 2020 Reproductive Justice: A Paradigm Shift for Women of Color
3 Dec 2020 VtPHA Annual Conference - Racism in Vermont as a Public Health Issue
3 Dec 2020 An Anti-racist Imperative for Public Health Data
19 Nov 2020 VtPHA Communications Committee
19 Nov 2020 Raising the Bar: On Racism, Health and Publication Standards
18 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Development, Approval, Allocation and Distribution in the U.S.
17 Nov 2020 Mobilizing Public Health to Achieve Environmental Justice
13 Nov 2020 Achieving Health Equity: A Conversation About Cancer Care in the Green Mountains
10 Nov 2020 VtPHA Board Meeting
10 Nov 2020 Team Up Take Action: The Impact of COVID-19 in NH and VT: Forging New Partnerships to Improve Health Equity
28 Oct 2020 Is it time to consider using Human Rights standards to look at Health?
24 Oct 2020 VIRTUAL APHA Annual Meeting - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence
21 Oct 2020 Closing the Digital Divides and Achieving Digital Equity
13 Oct 2020 VtPHA Board Meeting
6 Oct 2020 Using Healthy People to Address Social Determinants of Health and Achieve Health Equity
29 Sep 2020 Racial Justice In Vermont’s Food System
29 Sep 2020 Racial Healing for Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Future
23 Sep 2020 Calling In Not Calling Out
21 Sep 2020 Building Community through Outdoor Activities: Teenagers During Physical Distancing
16 Sep 2020 Until We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine — Disease Containment, Testing and Contact Tracing
10 Sep 2020 Public Health Resources and Services from the National Library of Medicine
8 Sep 2020 VtPHA Board Meeting
31 Aug 2020 The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Response to COVID-19
12 Aug 2020 Returning to K-12 Education: Using Science to Keep Children, Teachers, and Staff Safe
11 Aug 2020 VtPHA Board Meeting
11 Aug 2020 Reborn Not Reformed: Re-Imagining Policing for the Public’s Health
3 Aug 2020 Zine Launch: 'Climate + COVID-19: A Community Conversation'
29 Jul 2020 APHA: Managing Ongoing Surges — Lessons From the Front Lines
24 Jul 2020 Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Practical Ways to Up Your Nutritional Game
22 Jul 2020 Health Literacy Response to COVID-19
14 Jul 2020 VtPHA Board Meeting
14 Jul 2020 A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice and Policies
8 Jul 2020 Reopening Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Keeping Students and Communities Healthy
25 Jun 2020 Aligning Intergenerational Expectations: Creating Joy and Productivity in the Workplace
24 Jun 2020 Learning to Treat COVID-19: Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics During a Pandemic
22 Jun 2020 Control and Prevention Strategies in Epidemics
15 Jun 2020 Looking at Data in an Outbreak
10 Jun 2020 The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing and Distributing a Vaccine
10 Jun 2020 American Lung Association: Demystifying Testing for COVID‑19
9 Jun 2020 VtPHA Board Meeting
9 Jun 2020 Webinar # 1 Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition
27 May 2020 Summer of COVID: Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months
13 May 2020 Toward the 'New Normal' Protecting Public Health as America Reopens
29 Apr 2020 COVID-19 and Health Equity: Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts
29 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Brings Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Focus: Implications for Population Health
22 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity
22 Apr 2020 Understanding the Connection Between Suicide, Opioid Misuse and Opioid Overdose
22 Apr 2020 Music Therapy Impact on Population Health: RI Experience and Beyond
15 Apr 2020 Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19
9 Apr 2020 Emerging Evidence for COVID-19 Spread and Treatment
6 Apr 2020 National Public Health Week
1 Apr 2020 The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2
25 Mar 2020 The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1
25 Mar 2020 American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2020)
19 Mar 2020 Embracing the Inevitable: Practical Change Management
13 Mar 2020 STEPPING FORWARD TOGETHER 2020: Creating Solutions that Promote Health Equity
4 Mar 2020 Upper Valley Advocacy Training: Advocating for Our Upper Valley Public Health Priorities
25 Feb 2020 Racism in America and Why We Should Care
5 Feb 2020 Conversations around Chronic Care: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
29 Jan 2020 Conversations About Marijuana (THC) Commercialization:A Town Hall for Vermonters With Questions
11 Dec 2019 Working with the Firearms Community to Prevent Suicide
12 Nov 2019 Using Systems Thinking Tools and Coaching in Public Health – Stories From the Field
2 Nov 2019 Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.
15 Oct 2019 Practical Strategies to Increase Your Personal Safety While Doing Fieldwork
2 Oct 2019 Team Up, Take Action: A Conference on Partnering for Health Equity
26 Sep 2019 Tackling a City's Greatest Public Health Challenges through a "Health in All Policies" Strategy

About the association

VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.

VtPHA is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.

Contacts

vtpublichealth@outlook.com
Vermont Public Health Association
P.O. Box 732
Burlington, VT 05402-0732

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