GE Awards CCOA $25,000 for HealthyCities Leadership Academy

GE has awarded the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance $25,000 to improve substance abuse recovery and employment in Chittenden County. The award is through GE’s HealthyCities Leadership Academy, a new program to mentor and support leaders in their communities as they develop and support new strategies to tackle population health challenges.

The funds will enable the CCOA to work with local business partners to improve the lives and economic well-being of people in recovery from opioid addiction, as well as improve economic outcomes for the county. Burlington Labs, a local drug testing company, and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a series of discussions and planning sessions with human resource staff from across the county to develop strategies and best practices to employ people who are in recovery.

For more information, view the full press release or contact Cathy Aikman, CCOA Project Director, at