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Vermont Prevention Community

Prevention Works!VT is part of a vibrant substance misuse prevention community in Vermont. Prevention Professionals, the Vermont Department of Health Prevention Consultants and community organizations across the state are all working to create healthier communities.

The Vermont Prevention Model

Preventing substance misuse reduces the risks that contribute to alcohol, tobacco or other drug use – while promoting protective factors that support healthy lifestyles and communities. By stopping substance use before it starts, or before it becomes substance misuse, prevention also works to save Vermont tax dollars.

How Prevention Works in Vermont

Featured Resource

CADCA Prevention Primer

Health Policy Clearinghouse

The Prevention Center of Excellence (formerly Prevention Network Grant) and the Green Peak Alliance developed the Health Policy Clearinghouse – an online, searchable database for model prevention and health policies as well as other resources. The site was developed by Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC).

Vermont Prevention Coalitions

More than 20 local coalitions collaborate Prevention Work!VT. We are all dedicated to reducing substance use and improving the lives of all Vermonters.  See our Coalition Contact List.

Prevention Consultants

Vermonters across the state have access to one of the Vermont Department of Health’s 12 regional prevention consultants.

These health professionals are alcohol and drug use prevention experts working in the 12 local health offices in Vermont. They support community efforts to lead and carry out prevention efforts.