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On June 19, 2014 Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD announced the news that Vermont had become one of the first five state health departments to receive national public health accreditation.

The Vermont Department of Health worked with the Department of Environmental Conservation to respond to health concerns related to detection of the chemical PFOA in private drinking water wells in Bennington and North Bennington. 

The Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction (Hub & Spoke system) is a statewide partnership of clinicians and treatment centers that provide medication-assisted therapy to Vermonters addicted to opioid drugs.

Below are briefs highlighting maternal and child health priority areas, data, and Vermont strategies.

The Vermont Department of Health worked with the Agency of Agriculture to investigate the misue of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in treating residences in the Rutland area for bed bugs and other pests. 

Here is information on Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment, the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, and the opioid prescribing rule, which goes into effect 7/1/2017.