Today Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont State Colleges System are proud to co-host an important conversation to develop ideas and strategies to grow Vermont’s substance use disorder workforce. It takes partners across all sectors to meet the needs of Vermonters and our communities.
Vermont’s substance use disorder crisis is an urgent public health issue. Addiction is a lifelong chronic disease that requires treatment, long-term medical management, and support for recovery. Vermont lacks the number of professionals needed to treat Vermonters with Substance Use Disorders. Addressing issues of affordability, an adequate pay scale, licensure, professional development, and improved alignment between state government and higher education…together, we will develop recommendations for action to grow this critical workforce
Click here to download the materials from today’s summit.
Click here to download Kathryn Powers’ SAMHSA presentation.