For Your Health is a television program produced by our organization. Show episodes focus on substance misuse prevention and mental health, and have included a range of topics — from the importance of mentoring to the science of marijuana to supporting children’s wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Your Health features interviews with local and state experts including social workers, college professors, and State of Vermont health officials. Each episode includes resources where viewers can find more information and help. For Your Health airs on Vermont Community Access TV as well as the Green Peak Alliance YouTube channel.
For Your Health highlights and defines substance misuse prevention. Substance misuse prevention applies to everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. This project was undertaken to inform Vermont audiences on substance misuse and substance misuse prevention. The series provided a platform for many local mental health nonprofits to share their messaging and how it ties in with our mission of substance misuse prevention. The show provided viewers with information on how they could help themselves by taking healthier steps in their lives (e.g., alternatives to self-medicating), as well as resources (e.g. Vermont Helplink, Turning Point contact info., etc.) they could turn to for support.
Green Peak Alliance Partners: Vermont Department of Health
Community Organizations: The Family Place, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Care Center, Veterans Affairs, Mentor Vermont, The Turning Point, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Care Center, HIV/HCV Resource Center, Bennington County’s State’s Attorney
Episodes of For Your Health were aired on YouTube and cable television channels. Videos were also shared across social media platforms.