Public Health Grand Rounds

Public Health Grand Rounds

Our Public Health Grand Rounds series features presentations about significant public health issues and the challenges they pose. This series is intended to promote a dialogue within the Health Department and with the Vermont professional community.

Recorded presentations are available below for later viewing.

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Grand Rounds are held at the same time and location unless otherwise noted. Connection information will be provided below shortly before the presentation date.

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Health Department Conference Room 2B; 108 Cherry St., Burlington, VT (map)

Date topic Presenter CONNECTION INFo
June 23, 2022

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Lifestyle Factors for Dementia Risk Reduction
An overview of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD), introduce the concepts of brain resilience and brain resistance, explore initiatives to modify ADRD progression, and review factors that contribute to dementia risk. There are protective factors as well as risk factors that can determine the trajectory of dementias. Some of these can be modified to reduce the possibility of ADRD development. Learn about the lifestyle interventions and multi-domain lifestyle interventions that can promote brain resilience.  

John Steele Taylor, MD
Neurologist, Co-Director of UVMMC Memory Program

Recorded Presentations and Materials
Date Topic Recording
9/24/2020 Palliative Care, Part I of Two Presentation Slides
1/23/2020 Policy and Communication Evaluation in Youth and Young Adults (PACE Vermont) Watch Recording

Presentation Slides
1/8/2020 Public Health in Vermont: Accomplishments, Impact, Priorities and Strategies – Reflections by the Commissioner Watch Recording

10/24/2019 Empowering Youth: Participatory Budgeting in the Third Space Watch Recording
6/27/2019 Improving Care for those with Asthma and Obesity Watch Recording
3/28/2019 Health Department Academic Partnerships: 20 years of investigating interesting outbreaks (and lessons learned), along with a focus on health department-academic partnerships Presentation Slides
2/28/2019 Bats, Bites and Boosters, Oh My: A Review of Rabies Surveillance, Testing and Control Watch Recording
9/27/2018 Public Health Social Marketing Evaluation  Watch Recording
5/24/2018 WISEWOMAN Economic Evaluation Watch Recording
4/26/2018 Alzheimer's as a Public Health Issue in Vermont Watch Recording
3/15/2018 Achieving Health Equity: The Opportunity and the Mandate Watch Recording
1/25/2018 Help Me Grow Vermont Watch Recording
09/28/2017 Injury Burden Watch Recording
08/24/2017 Cultural Brokers Providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Watch Recording
06/22/2017 Children thrive when we respond to their realities: How we can improve child health through policies that address and alleviate economic hardships Watch Recording
05/25/2017 Bringing Data to Life: The Power of Storytelling in Evaluation and Health Promotion Watch Recording
03/22/2017 Marijuana Legalization: Lessons Learned from Washington State and Colorado Watch Recording
10/27/2016 Opioids in Vermont: Prevalence, Risk, and Impact Presentation Slides