The Community-Level Prevention Action Team typically meets on the first Friday of the month, 8:30-10am
Led by the Department of Health and the Chittenden Prevention Network, this Action Team will enlist the existing Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions in the county to bring additional evidence-informed, environmental and individual prevention strategies to our area, with an increased focus on opioids. The team will increase awareness of skills and strategies to prevent substance abuse and to reduce the age of first use. Strategies may include training of team partners about best practices to implement evidence-informed environmental and individual prevention strategies, while using and strengthening existing organizations and resources in Chittenden County community to increase the public education.
- Heather Danis, VT Department of Health
- Mariah Sanderson, Chittenden Prevention Network & Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community
Action Team Materials
The Chittenden County Opioid Alliance is a collaborative partnership with local non-profit social service agencies, state and local government, UVM Medical Center, business leaders, and community members in Chittenden County to reduce the opioid crisis and the burden it brings to our community. CCOA is funded by the UVM Medical Center, the Stiller Family Foundation through the United Way of Northwest Vermont, and by the Green Mountain Care Board through State Innovation Model funds.