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Maternal and Child Health Data
Vermont’s maternal and child health strategic priorities and programming are informed by data.
|The Policy and Communication Evaluation (PACE) Vermont Study seeks to understand the impact of state-level policies and communication campaigns on substance use beliefs and behaviors in young Vermonters. Learn more in the Pace Vermont Data Brief.
|Healthy Vermonters 2020
|Information on a local level, view trends over time, and visualize the indicators on Vermont maps.
|Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
|Monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury and social problems among youth.
|Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
|Ongoing survey of Vermont mothers who have recently given birth, providing data about pregnancy and the first few months after birth.
|School Health Profiles
|Monitors school health education requirements and content, physical education and activity, school health policies related to HIV infection/AIDS, tobacco use prevention, nutrition, asthma management activities, family and community involvement in school health programs, and school health coordination.
|Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
|Tracks health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.
|Vital Statistics Reports and Maps
|Births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, divorces, dissolutions, fetal deaths and abortions.
|Birth Information Network
|Statewide surveillance of selected birth defects and other congenital conditions.
|Secure system that contains immunization records for persons living in Vermont.
|All Health Department data sources
|Vermont Center for Health Statistics coordinates and responds to the majority of public health data questions.
|Allows users to find and use data to understand the well-being of Vermont’s children, families and communities.
|Vermont Child Health Improvement Program
|Maternal and child health services research and quality improvement program of the University of Vermont.
|Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
|National data resource providing easy access to children’s health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and access to quality care.
|National Survey for Children's Health
|Data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context.
Archived Maternal and Child Health Priorities: In Brief
Below are archived briefs highlighting maternal and child health priority areas, data, and Vermont strategies.
|Promoting children receiving a developmental screening using a parent-completed screening tool.
|Decreasing the rate of hospitalization for non-fatal injury for children, and increasing the number of hospital emergency department staff trained in the early identification and assessment of suicide risk.
|Adolescents Who Feel They Matter
|Increasing the percent of adolescents who feel they matter and the percent of Vermont's public middle schools who have participated in the Getting to 'Y' project.
|Reduce cesarean births among low-risk women with no prior cesarean.
|Increasing the percent of women with a past year preventive medical visit and the number of primary care providers outreached to. Working to increase awareness of importance of preconception health/well-women visits, and birth control options.
|Increasing the percent of infants being placed to sleep on their backs.
|Increasing the percent of women who had a preventive dental visit during pregnancy and the percent of children who had a preventive dental visit in the past year.
|Decreasing the percent of women who smoke during pregnancy and the percent of children who live in households where someone smokes.
|Adolescent Well Visits
|Increasing the percent of adolescents, ages 12-17, with a preventive medical visit in the past year.