Celebrating 20 years of working with partners towards optimal health for all.


CHL is a non-profit organization focused on building a foundation for healthy schools and communities.


CHL works to improve health via training, policy, evaluation, research, and resource development.


CHL works with Schools, Health Care, Community Providers and Coalitions, State and National Agencies and Organizations.

The Center For Health And Learning is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for initiatives that inspire optimal health for all. Our mission is to build healthy communities through educational resources, leadership training, policy development, and technical assistance. CHL is focused on improving school and community health. Our staff and consultants apply expertise in health and education to design training, develop resources, and carry out research and evaluation.

The Tree of Life

CHL is proud to present an original piece of artwork by renowned Jewish artist Lori Loebelsohn, representing our vision and mission created specifically for us with input from CHL Board of Directors, especially Jan Bouch who served on CHL’s Board from December 2011-May 2016 and under the leadership of Board Chair Marie Frohlich (May 2009 – June 2014) and vice-President Lauck Parke (2010-2014).

The tree of life is at the center of a community, surrounded by pictures representing the many facets of CHL’s work.

Featured Programs of The Center For Health And Learning

VTSPC Programs

VTSPC’s mission is to create health-promoting communities in which schools, Institutions of Higher Education, public and private agencies and people of all ages have the knowledge, attitudes, skills and resources to reduce the risk of suicide.

Umatter® Programs

Umatter® is a suicide prevention program that teaches young people and adults to recognize and address depression and risk factors and build strengths through self-care and community action. Students receive knowledge and skills to recognize signs of depression and how to help.

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