We at Healthy Lamoille Valley, a program of the Lamoille Family Center, are reaching out to our coalition and community to voice our commitment to culturally competent work and to intentionally do our best to dismantle racism in our lives and systems.

We join with neighbors, friends and families across the United States to mourn the loss of George Floyd and call for accountability as we engage in this journey to create and insist on safe and just American communities. Racial injustice and disparities span a spectrum of systems and institutions, including those close to our coalition’s mission: health, mental health, substance use and misuse, socioeconomic and the law.

We believe that each of us has a responsibility to reflect on this moment and speak up.

— Healthy Lamoille Valley