Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.


CVNDC Is Expanding Our Advisory Council

Join our Coalition!

  • Why does Washington County have just about the highest percentage of youth using alcohol?
  • How can we help our youth delay substance use?
  • How can we help our vulnerable populations avoid substance misuse, especially when they are targeted in the media?
  • What do towns need to know to make the best decisions about retail cannabis?
  • How can youth employers support their workers in making healthy choices?
  • Who needs to be part of a coalition to help our rural communities become healthier?
  • What do legislators need to know about public health and prevention?

These are just some of the questions we are asking.

We are looking for parents, community leaders, policy-makers, educators and youth to join this hard work of preventing substance misuse.

We work with town leaders, retailers, law enforcement, schools, health care, social services and more to support our community’s health and future. Join us for monthly discussions and presentations, contribute to our advisory council, and/or support youth groups who help their peers make healthy choices. Email, text or call our program director Ann Gilbert to learn more – agilbert.cvndc@gmail.com.  802-272-0456.

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This fall CVNDC, serving Washington County, became one of the five community grant regions in Vermont chosen for a grant awarded to the Vermont Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

With this 2020 Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) Grant funding of $150,000 a year for five years, CVNDC is working with community partners to focus on reducing alcohol and cannabis use among youth ages 13-18 and young adults ages 18-25, with a special focus on preventing youth from starting to use at an early age and on Vermont’s highest needs groups including young adults and LGBTQ populations experiencing disparities related to substance use.


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