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      July 26, 2019

      Friday   8:30 AM

      Capital City Grange #469 , 6612 VT Rte 12 South
      Berlin, Connecticut

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      Healthy Communities on July 26th at Capital City Grange in Montpelier is the first statewide meeting to organize solutions for families whose housing or health is at risk due to the presence of Bed Bugs and/or Hoarding conditions. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Field Directors of the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Vermont Community Action Partnership. Attendees will have the opportunity to help shape a statewide learning community to develop and share resources towards the goal of Healthy Communities in Vermont. (see more information below in the FAQ section) Agenda 8:30 Registration & Networking with bagels and coffee 9:00 Introductions Introductions by table - Your name, preferred pronouns, and why this topic is important to you 9:15 Opening remarks by facilitators (Paul Dragon, Steve Geller, Rick Castillo) Increase awareness and reduce stigma Early interventions to prevent bigger problems Education provides the biggest bang for the buck Organize for outreach and education so that together we shape a regionally equitable structure that provides practical solutions to these problems 9:25 Defining the Problem ~ Rick Castillo and David O’Leary Statewide Overview of current problems and existing resources Rick Castillo on Bed Bugs Dave O’Leary on Hoarding Reports from two counties on a current bed bug and hoarding issue Will Eberle and Millie Richard 10:00 Small group breakouts by AHS Field Service Director District to brainstorm ideas for solutions to defined problems What are the key issues that must be addressed? What are the key activities that must be done to address the issues? What can be done locally? What can be done statewide? 10:45 World Café Identify Key Ideas/ Priorities locally and statewide 11:15 Debrief World Café and Move to Next Steps – General Session What new things did you learn from your travels?   Identify What do you see as next steps locally and statewide? What more do you need? Was this helpful and should we meet again? 12:00 Noon – Adjourn FAQs Who should participate? Those who believe every Vermonter has a right to live in safe and healthy housingThose who are concerned about families whose housing or health is at risk due to the presence of hoarding conditions or bed bug infestations, including:Public, Private and Tax Credit, housing program managers, property managers, Community Action Programs, Housing Assistance Programs, Weatherization Programs, Continuums of Care, Housing Review Teams, Landlord Liaisons, Vermont Department of Health, Municipalities, Town Health Officers, Housing Code Enforcement, Tenants, Legislators, Fire and Safety, Area Agencies on Aging, Home Visitors, VNA, Regional Planning bodies You might be interested in this event if: You want to learn more about the problems facing families whose housing or health is at risk due to the presence of Bed Bugs and/or Hoarding, as well as the solutions being developed in a few Vermont counties. You desire to help shape a regionally equitable system that fosters solutions for people experiencing hoarding and/or bed bug infestations You have ideas and/or want to contribute to building a lasting support structure that each region of Vermont can draw upon to obtain pertinent information on what works to limit the spread of bed bugs and to help people experiencing hoarding in your community Is this a training event? No! The purpose of this event is to brainstorm ideas about how to create a regionally equitable system to share best practices and training resources for organizations that encounter and want to help families experiencing hoarding and/or bed bug infestations You will take home important information on what actually works to limit the spread of bed bugs and help people experiencing hoarding in your community Is there a cost for this event? There is no cost for this event for people that register in advance and download a free ticket. If there is space available on the day of the event there may be a cost to register on site. Will food and beverages be served? We will have coffee and bagels for the morning registration period starting at 8:30. We will not be able to accommodate special dietary issues. To be safe bring what you need to eat and drink. What about parking at Norwich University? There is ample parking near the RRTC National Guard Armory at 161 University Dr. on the Norwich Univ, campus Is the space considered accessible for special needs? We do not currently have this information. Please check back later. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Rick Castillo (802) 829-1344 or      

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