Bennington

Bennington, VT local health office building

We are the face of public health in Bennington County. We work with schools, employers, town offices and other groups to serve individuals and families right here in our community. We help pregnant women, new mothers and children to eat well and learn about nutrition. We provide breastfeeding support, immunizations and identify opportunities to minimize the spread of disease. We conduct drills to prepare for potential public health emergencies and support programs and policies that help all people form healthy lifelong habits. We invite you to learn about the many ways we can help you, your family and your community.

Contact Information
Bennington Local Health Office
324 Main St., Suite 2
Bennington, VT 05201
 
Joanne Calvi, Acting District Director
802-447-3531 or 802-447-6406
 
Communities Served

Arlington, Bennington, Dorset , Glastenbury, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru , Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, Winhall, Woodford

In This Section

WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

The Bennington Local Health Office promotes the health and wellness of women, children and families throughout their lives.

We work with local coalitions and municipal and regional planners to promote the consideration of health and wellness in all community development projects – in the built environment, transportation and housing.

We work with local employers to start worksite wellness programs. Programs that make it easier to live a healthy life are good for Vermont workers and good for Vermont businesses too.

We work to improve the health and well-being of school-aged children across Bennington County. We support supervisory unions, school districts, community organizations, students and their familes by helping with high-impact strategies that make a difference in health.

We work closely with families and medical practices to increase the number of people in Bennington Counties who receive all their recommended immunizations.

We work with partners in Bennington County to prevent disease.  We provide education and other resources.  When disease occurs, we work to identify it and stop it from spreading. We welcome your questions about infectious disease.

The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs provides a comprehensive approach to preventing and eliminating the problems caused by alcohol and other substance misuse and abuse through evidence-based programs at many levels.

We provide schools, health care providers and community groups with resources to support quitting smoking. We assist coalitions, towns and worksites on the development of tobacco policies and ordinances.

The Bennington Local Health Office coordinates with local schools, non-profits, businesses, and first responders to protect our community during a public health emergency.