The October Healthy Lamoille Valley (HLV) Coalition meeting was held on Tuesday 10/5/21 via Zoom. The theme of the evening was, “Coalition is all of us – partnering to prevent youth substance misuse.” The meeting began by honoring this year’s Prevention Honors Awardees. The meeting also provided an overview of this year’s key coalition activities and hopefully gained new insights into the role we each have in making our communities a healthier place for all, especially our kids and teens.
The Prevention All-Stars:
-Peoples Academy Middle Level Health and Counseling Team for implementing new curriculum and embracing new student engagement activities in the midst of Covid.
-River Arts for their partnership to provide the virtual Live Your Why April Vacation Camp to 50 area youth. Also a 3-4-50 partner!
-The Studio Store in Johnson for their skill and generosity in helping us source the art supplies for the 50 art kits even in the midst of supply shortages.
-The GMATV team for keeping us all connected and making coalition activities accessible throughout covid.
– Dr. Katie Marvin, of Stowe Family Practice/Lamoille Health Partners, for her ideas on how to better support parents of tweens/teens that lead to the creation of a new resource that is now being used in local medical offices.
-Kate Lewton, a Stowe High School Senior, for her involvement in multiple coalition projects and for taking the initiative to create a workshop for middle school students that was offered during health classes.
-Maria Davies, for her tireless coalition involvement. Last year Maria could be found testifying against vaping products at the statehouse, making connections in the community, serving on HLV’s steering team, chairing the REAL Health committee, volunteering on the 3-4-50 mini grant review committee and much more.
Regular meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Zoom.