Celebrate Public Health Week!
This year the Department of Health will highlight the daily work of public health, and will launch Healthy Vermonters 2020 – the state health assessment that documents the health status of Vermonters at the start of the decade, and sets the goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020.
Our state has a long history of improving public health. Vermont was named the #1 healthiest state for the fourth year in a row in the 2012 America’s Health Rankings.
There are challenges ahead — as reported in the latest County Health Rankings, Vermonters are not equally healthy. With the publication of Healthy Vermonters 2020, we begin our third decade of assessing the health of Vermonters – and setting, measuring and working to meet these challenges, and achieve our shared goals for improving public health.
04/01 - Vermont Quit Partners Guide People Away from Smoking
Watch our new Quit Partners ad on Youtube, and learn about how to quit smoking your way.
03/27 - County Health Rankings Detail Disparities in Healthiest State
View District Office News Releases:
Healthy Vermonters 2020
is the State Health Assessment Plan that documents the health status of Vermonters at the start of the decade, and the population health indicators and goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020.
State Health Improvement Plan
is a five-year plan that prioritizes broad Healthy Vermonters 2020 goals: reducing prevalence of chronic disease, reducing prevalence of substance abuse and mental illness, and improving childhood immunizations. Includes strategies and planned interventions.
Health Department Strategic Plan
is a three-year plan that sets the strategic direction and priorities, based on Healthy Vermonters 2020 data, to guide the Health Department’s work, quality and system improvements.
More Data about Vermonters' Health
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- Cancer in Vermont
- Health Disparities of Vermonters
- Health Status of Vermonters
- Healthy Vermonters Toolkit
- Public Health GIS
- Vermont Environmental Health Tracking
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Each day, the program and District Office staff of the Health Department reaches thousands of Vermonters through a wide range of programs and services, including:
- Cancer Control
- Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention
- Eat for Health
- Fit and Healthy Kids
- Injury Prevention
- Minority Health
- Refugee Health
- School Health
- Tobacco Control
- WIC - Women, Infant, Child Program
- ....and more
All Vermont residents have a local health office they can count on for health information, and for disease prevention and emergency response services.