VRPA December Quarterly Meeting
EDUCATION PROGRAM (0.1 CEU)
Aquatic Safety in Vermont
Speaker: Abby Beerman, MPH
Injury Prevention Coordinator, UVMMC Safe Kids Vermont Coordinator
Safe Kids Vermont is a coalition of individuals and organizations across the state of Vermont dedicated to keeping children and teens healthy and safe by preventing injury. With the assistance of passionate partners, Safe Kids VT formed the Water Safety Action Committee. They willingly took on the responsibility of investigating the current state of water safety and unintentional drowning prevention across the state of Vermont. Despite the barriers impeding their work, the committee members carried on and their efforts are visible in the 2022 Report of Water Safety in Vermont. This session will highlight the work that has already been done, the report findings, and how we can all work together moving forward related to water safety concerns here in Vermont.
This will not be the final product of the Water Safety Action committee. The Water Safety Action committee has the potential to be the coordinated effort and state-level leadership that is needed to have an impact on the rate of unintentional drowning deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in Vermont. There are still many hurdles to overcome, but together, we strive to strategically address and support the needs of our communities.
All those interested or involved with Aquatics of any kind here in Vermont are encouraged to join us for this important and timely discussion.
9:45 – 10:00 am Welcome & Introduction
10:00 – 11:10 am CEU SESSION – Aquatic Safety in Vermont
11:10 – 11:30 am Questions / short break
11:30 – 12:00 am Round Table Discussions – Lifeguards/Aquatic management, Programming & Admin.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (sandwiches & subs from "Gill's")
Meeting Registration Fee: $40.00 (VRPA Members), $60 (non VRPA members)
Please register by Friday, December 2nd. Thank you!
Holiday Social Gift Swap
If you are staying for lunch and want to participate in a Holiday Gift swap, just bring a wrapped gift valued between $10-$20 to add to the swap.
We are excited to see you all again for some important networking discussions!