Vermont Business Magazine On February 14, Aspenti Health was presented with the prestigious Jack Barry Award during Recovery Day at the Vermont State House. Aspenti received this honor for its "Change Corridor," a Stigma Prevention Awareness Campaign at the Burlington International Airport.
Vermont Adult Mental Health Addiction Recovery President, Peter Espenshade, notes that, "The Jack Barry Award is given each year during our annual Recovery Day to an individual or group who has effectively communicated about the value of recovery from addiction. I can think of no recipient more deserving than Aspenti Health. Their tireless work was crowned this year with their Change Corridor installation at the Burlington Airport. A testament to the power of recovery that will be seen by over 1.2 million people this year. Just extraordinary public service."
Chris Powell speaks during the launching of the Change Corridor last October. VBM photo.
According to Aspenti Health CEO Chris Powell, “We are honored to accept this award on behalf of the communities we serve. ‘Change Corridor’, though managed by Aspenti, is a true collaboration showcasing the importance and value of cross-sector partnering and stewardship to address the Opioid Crisis facing our nation.”
The Jack Barry Award is named for Jack Barry, arguably one of Vermont’s premier 20th century communicators. On television and during his radio show, Barry provided a platform for individuals in recovery from mental health conditions and substance use disorders and he was a powerful advocate about the importance of recovery. As a Vermont State Senator, he reminded us all, that individuals can and should speak out publicly on behalf of ALL Vermonter’s.
Recovery Day is a celebration and a powerful message of hope that recovery possible and support is around every corner. The day features awards, testimony before committees, networking with legislators, presentations from the Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council, recovery centers and recovery residences and readings from Writers’ for Recovery.
About Aspenti Health: Aspenti Health is an innovative, comprehensive clinical drug testing lab seeking to redefine the role of the traditional healthcare testing partner. Led by healthcare professionals, Aspenti is focused on helping patients meet their recovery goals while creating a lasting impact through community involvement. With enhanced treatment access and patient advocacy, Aspenti is dedicated to improving patient outcomes. Aspenti works hand-in- hand with care providers to better serve our mutual patients through patient-focused services such as data-driven digital health integration, thought leadership, and strategic partnerships with leading healthcare and research institutions.
Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT–Aspenti Health