Local health office building in Barre, VT

Our staff members live in the communities we serve, promoting health and wellness in Central Vermont, including Washington County and five towns in Orange County (Orange, Washington, Williamstown, Brookfield and Braintree). We work on a variety of health topics in partnership with schools, worksites, town offices and local service providers. We also serve individuals and families right in our office. Learn about the many ways we can help you, your family and your community be healthy.

Barre Safe Sharps Disposal Community Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by the Barre District Office of Local Health in partnership with the Greater Barre Safe Sharps Alliance.  It is a comprehensive safe needle disposal toolkit that provides a strategic framework for assessing the problem of unsafe needle disposal in a local community. The toolkit also outlines options for addressing the issue, and includes tips for building partnerships, developing and executing a plan and evaluating the project, among other resources. For additional information about safe sharps disposal from Health Department, visit Safe Needle Disposal in Vermont.

Contact Information
Barre Local Health Office
5 Perry St., Suite 250
Barre, VT
Joan Marie Misek, District Director
888-253-8786 or 802-479-4200
Communities Served

Barre City, Barre Town (Websterville, Graniteville), Berlin, Braintree, Brookfield, Cabot, Calais, Duxbury, Fayston, Marshfield, Middlesex, Montpelier, East Montpelier, Moretown, Northfield, Orange, Plainfiled, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Williamstown, Worcester

In This Section

We ensure that all 1 and 2-year-olds in Central Vermont enrolled in WIC are screened for lead poisoning through their primary health care provider or at WIC clinic.

Childhood trauma has a ripple effect on our community’s well-being. When people are hurting, it shows up in our families, our schools, our doctors’ offices and our correctional systems.

Vermont continues to be one of the healthiest states in the nation, yet we know there are always challenges ahead. To meet these, we track, measure, report on, and apply data in order to achieve our shared goals for improving public health.

We welcome your call! If you send an email, please include a subject line so we can be as helpful as possible. Our regular office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are closed on Vermont state holidays.