Researchers & Policymakers

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The Health Department has a wealth of data and tools for community partners, researchers and students on a wide range of public health topics. Use our data explorer to navigate community profiles, performance scorecards, the environmental public health tracking portal, health statistics and vital records, 3-4-50 pages – and much more!

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Health Impact Assessments (HIA) are data-driven examinations of proposed projects and policies that shape our communities. The Health Impact Assessment process outlines potential public health impacts and considerations, providing policy makers and stakeholders with a valuable tool to inform their planning decisions.

With the publication of Healthy Vermonters 2020, we began our third decade of engaging policymakers, government, health and human services professionals, and the public in setting, measuring and working to achieve long term public health outcomes.

The Vermont Department of Health is led by Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, and Deputy Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan.

The public is invited to provide input on proposed rules and regulations. Details about proposals currently open for formal public comment will be listed here.

Web basemaps provide access to many public health mapping data sources. Different map data layers can be turned on and off. Users can zoom in on specific areas of interest.

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical conditions that affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. 

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