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

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

We help schools develop wellness teams to build a culture of good health and wellness using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.

Cambridge Elementary School in the Lamoille Valley has finalized their Safe-Routes-to-School project. This has been over a yearlong project and now the school has a travel plan that they will propose to the school board and the town Select Board in hopes to make their town a safer community for those who want to walk and bike to school. This process began with a walkability study that included support from various state associations. The school brought awareness to the community by participating in the International Walk to School Day. The school will maintain community awareness by participating in Walk-to School events. If you are interested in Safe Routes to School, contact Lamoille Valley regional expert, Rob Moore 802-851-6347 or [email protected]

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School Nursing

We assist school nurses so they can better support student and family access to health services. Learn more about how we work with school nurses.

Today's students come to school with more challenges related to health and learning than ever before. Essential School Health Services focuses on improving student outcomes, school attendance, the mitigation of challenges such as chronic health conditions, complex medical needs, and other barriers related to social determinants of health, such as poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, food and housing insecurity, and lack of heath care.

Access to Care

We help schools support access to medical care and promote medical and dental homes for children and youth. We support school and health care provider relationships and sharing health records. We support efforts to ensure families know recommended times for well-care visits, and what to expect at the visits following Bright Futures guidelines.

The 802 Smiles Network of School Dental Health Programs connects Vermont's various school dental health programs under one umbrella. Its goal is to eliminate oral health disparities and improve oral health for all Vermont children.

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Health Department and the Vermont Agency of Education sponsor the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The YRBS was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury and social problems among middle and high school students. We share this public health data with schools and communities to promote response to decrease risk behaviors.

We encourage schools to use YRBS data to make decisions about how to support student health. One way to do this is the Getting to Y program, which is an opportunity for students to take a lead in bringing meaning to their own Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, and to take steps to strengthen their school and community.

Resources for Wellness

We help schools get grants to support proven strategies such as Farm-to-School, and Girls on the Run. Find out more about strategies to improve health of Vermont's school-aged children.

Medicaid Administrative Claiming

We help local education agencies to meet the objectives of the Medicaid Administrative Claiming agreement.


Contact Us

Wendy, Public Health Nurse

Phone: 802-888-1353

[email protected]

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