How can we address the root causes of substance misuse in our communities?
The Map Project is an interactive crowdsourced wayfinder for our community to help people locate; art, culture, sports, hobbies, medical & mental health services, addiction counseling, help with employment, housing, food, clothing, etc. Some examples may be waterfalls, parks, trails, music and art stores, concert venues, & more. Essentially, anything that makes you feel happy, healthy, & connected to the community!
BCRC Healthy Communities Resources
BCRC supports the planning and development of healthy communities through a variety of recreation, food systems, substance use prevention and other public health projects.
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2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data is now available.
The Department of Health and Agency of Education receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement the YRBS.
The YRBS is an important public health tool for measuring the health of Vermont’s youth. The types of questions asked include risk behaviors (e.g. smoking and poor physical activity), substance use (e.g. alcohol and marijuana use), demographics (e.g. gender), perceptions around behavior (e.g. what do parents think about youth drinking), and youth assets (e.g. think you matter in your community).
In Vermont, all middle and high school students are invited to participate in the survey. The total number of respondents varies, but on average about 35,000 take the survey each cycle.