Maternal and Child Health Strategic Plan

Vermont’s strategic plan for maternal and child health represents key priorities for the next several years. While this is not a comprehensive list of all of our programs, it addresses program areas where we hope to expand and measures of health that we seek to improve. The Maternal and Child Health strategic plan is aligned with the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant framework.

2019 - 2021 Maternal and Child Health Strategic Plan

priority areas and 3-year (2019-2021) performance measures

Women’s/Maternal Health

Women's and Maternal Health

Priority Areas Performance Measures
Ensure optimal health prior to pregnancy
  • Decrease the percentage of women who use tobacco during pregnancy
  • Increase the percentage of women advised by a health care provider to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy
Perinatal/Infant Health

Perinatal/Infant Health

Priority Area Performance Measure
Promote optimal infant health and development Increase the percentage of infants breastfed exclusively through 6 months
Child Health

Child Health 

Priority Areas Performance Measures
Achieve a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated state and community system of services for children Increase the percentage of children, ages 10 through 71 months, receiving a developmental screening
Support programs to reduce the risk of chronic disease across the lifespan
  • Increase the percentage of children, ages 6 through 11, who are physically active at least 60 minutes per day
  • Increase the percentage of children, ages 1 through 17, who had a preventive dental visit in the past year 
Promote Strengthening Families protective factors and resiliency among Vermont’s families

Increase the percentage of children 6 months to 5 years who are flourishing

Children with Special Health Care Needs

CHildren with special health needs

Priority Areas Performance Measures
Achieve a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated state and community system of services for children

Increase the percentage of adolescents with and without special health care needs, ages 12 through 17, who received services necessary to make transitions to adult health care

School Age and Adolescent Health

School Age and Adolescent Health

Priority Areas Performance Measures
Youth choose healthy behaviors and thrive
  • Increase the percentage of adolescents, ages 12 through 17, with a preventive medical visit in the past year
  • Increase the percentage of adolescents that feel they matter to people in their community
Children live in safe and supportive communities Decrease the percentage of high school students who made a plan to attempt suicide in the past 12 months

 

Cross-cutting

cross cutting

Priority Areas

Performance Measures
Promote an approach to our work that is integrated, strength-based, and mission-driven
  •  Increase the percentage of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs that partner with family members, youth, and/or community members
  • Increase the percentage of MCH employees who feel their supervisor gives them the opportunity to do their best work

Read more on Vermont's Action Plan to achieve these performance measures.

See past MCH strategic plans

2016 - 2018 Maternal and Child Health Strategic Plan