The Healthy Communities network for the Brattleboro region met for the first time on September 11. Representatives from BMH, SEVCA, VNH, Brattleboro Housing Partnership, Winston Prouty, Brattleboro Fire Department/Town Health Officer, Economic Services/ReachUp, and Vermont 211 shared how the issues of bed bugs and/or hoarding show up in their work. We reviewed the statewide meeting outcomes, new Healthy Communities VT website, and began to build a local resource map. The group will meet bi-monthly and will continue to seek additional partner engagement. Representatives from the Windham Regional Commission, VDH, SASH, HCRS, Youth Services and Groundworks all expressed interest in joining but were unable to attend the first meeting.