We work with community organizations such as Food Connects to strengthen our local food network and farm to school programs in Windham County.
We support the Hunger Council of Windham County and are involved in the Out of School Time Subcommittee that works to increase food access and participation in meals offered during school vacations.
The Vermont Healthy Community Design Resource: Active Living and Healthy Eating guide contains information, tools and resources that may be used to navigate the worlds of land use planning and public health.
Safe Routes to School
We work directly with schools to promote Safe Routes to School, a program that helps kids safely walk and bike to school.
Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation
We support the Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation, a group of local residents who work to improve walking and biking in Brattleboro. The Safe Streets Committee in Brattleboro meets six times a year and works with the Town of Brattleboro and the Traffic Safety Committee.
We lead the Fit and Healthy Kids Coalition of Windham County, which works to foster practices, programs, and policies that engage the community in raising fit and healthy kids. This coalition meets monthly.
Our staff serve on the Windham Regional Commission Transportation Committee, which serves to review and evaluate transportation policy recommendations to support the development of safe and efficient transportation in Windham County. We collaborated with the Windham Regional Commission to develop trail resource guides for both walking and snowshoeing. The Windham on the Move program received funding to provide snowshoes to many area libraries to increase access to outdoor winter activity for local community members.
We collaborate with RiseVT to amplify opportunities for families and youth to participate in physical activities.
Planning for Prevention Primer
Our staff works alongside a number of Windham County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and the Windham Regional Commission, and together they created the Planning for Prevention Primer. The primer serves as a reference document for towns as they revise and rewrite their town plans and provides particular guidance and information on how to incorporate language around substance abuse prevention and the principles and practices of healthy community design.