Connecting Rural Communities (CRC) is a unique partnership promoting improved linkages between care providers for improving coordinated suicide prevention protocols in rural Vermont. Thanks to a collective impact grant from the Community Health Investment Fund of the University of Vermont Medical Center, this important work will continue for years 2 and 3, beyond the original one year [...]
Bellows Falls Union High School and Compass School brought teams of students to participate in the Umatter YYA program last month. These youth were excited to participate because they wanted to learn how to cope with their own stress and how to help their friends in distress. The Umatter YYA program begins with a [...]
Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative. The goal is to promote mental health wellness: healthy coping mechanisms among youth and young adults, and the ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it. The aim is to foster healthy community cultures for [...]
CHL Joins National and Vermont Public Health Associations in Celebrating National Public Health Week
Good health requires a daily commitment! In that spirit, this week, National Public Health Week - April 2-6, 2018 - is a chance to think about how we can help ourselves, families and communities become healthier.
The impact of legalization of marijuana is far more involved than we may anticipate, including the potential for long-term debilitating effects on personal health, and an impact on educational and health care systems. JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., MCHES, FASHA, Director, CHL Should we be concerned about increased use of marijuana, now commonly referred to as cannabis, [...]
“Addressing the health and well-being of America’s students is paramount to comprehensive education reform and a proven strategy for school turnaround.” American School Health Association Anyone who believes that healthier students are better learners wants to pay attention now to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunities it provides. ESSA is the education [...]