T.hank you to our speakers for sharing their materials.  Click on the title of the workshop to view the slides and the yellow link below to view the presentation.


Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D. Keynote

Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations.Sidney Hankerson MD MBA

View the morning program here

(Note:  There will be a break between the keynote and Dr. Hankerson’s talk, as well as a break half way through Dr. Hankerson’s talk)

Disrupt White Supremacy Culture – Mary Gannon EdD

View Dr. Gannon’s Discussion here

(Note:  There is a break half way through this talk)

Tackling the isms – Jackson.Caswell.Laundeville

View “Tackling the “isms” here

Collaboration with Community Partners to Combat Stigma and Promote Public Policy – Michele Levy, ML Brand Strategy Consulting, Webinar Series, May 8, 2020

Slide deck:  Persuasive Public Health Messaging VCPMAY2020

View webinar here

Narrowing the Gap in Recovery Orientated Community Services – Wilda White,  et al, May 14, 2020

Slide Deck and Paper:  FINAL  – VCP Webinar -Narrowing the Gap in Recovery-Oriented Community Services

2019 Oct 23 _White Paper + Appendix FINAL

View webinar here

Improving the Quality of Patient Care for People with Communication Challenges

Pascal Cheng, et al., May 15, 2020

Slide Deck:  Powerpoint

View Webinar Here

Why Adoptive Families Need Adoption Competent Providers – Catherine Harris, June 3, 2020

Slide Deck:  Why Adoptive Families Need Adoption Competent Providers – VT Cares Partners

Enrollment instructions for NTI training:  Enrollment Instructions – NTI Mental Health

View Webinar Here

Implementing an Inclusive LGBTQ+ System of Care – Amanda Maurier& LilaRosenbloom, June 10, 2020

Slide Deck:  VCP Final Presentation LGBTQ+

View Webinar Here

Making Room at the Table: A Model for Real Peer Leadership in Designated Agencies –   Malaika Puffer, Currie Murphie, Erin Nichols, and Taylor Larson, June 19, 2020

Challenges and Strategies


List of Resources

View Webinar Here

Silence Hurts:  The Impact of Untreated Childhood Adverse Effects upon the Social isolation of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Joe Grabowski, July 16, 2020

 VCP 2020 – Silence Hurts Webinar

View Webinar Here

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Conference Agenda

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this year’s conference a success! 

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Do you have Health Equity Work for an Intern? NEPHTC is offering to pay $3500 to an intern with a qualified project! 

Learn more here:   NEPHTC Health Equity Internship Program

Table Exhibitors

We are sorry that you were not able to visit with the different table exhibitors. 

Please click on the name of the organization below to learn more about them!

Green Mountain Self Advocates

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Vermont

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc

Northern Vermont University – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Primer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer


Vermont Information and Technology Leaders


2020 Featured Speakers

We are excited to announce the invited keynote and workshop leaders for this year’s conference.

Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., LICSW

Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Policy Associate National Center for Cultural Competence Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development Washington, DC

Keynote and Afternoon Session:  “What’s Culture Got to Do With It? Tackling Isms in Systems for People with Disabilities”

You can learn more about Dr. Jackson here.

Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D.

Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program Director at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Documentary and Panel Discussion:  “Health Care Disparities in Vermont”

You can learn more about Dr. Avila here.

Sidney Hankerson, MD

Sidney Hankerson, MD

Co-Director, Columbia University Wellness Center Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Assistant Attending, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Workshop:  “Exploring the Role of Faith, Faith-based Organizations, and Collaboration in the Promotion of Health and Health Equity”

You can learn more about Dr. Hankerson here.








Mary M. Gannon, Ed.D.

Mary M. Gannon, Ed.D.

Strategies for Growing Diverse Organizations - Consultation and Training


Contact:  [email protected]

Workshop:  “Disrupt White Supremacy Culture in Our Organizations! A Call for Healthcare Leaders to Craft Equitable and Sustainable Responses Towards Social Justice”