For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023
Ben Truman │ Vermont Department of Health
802-316-2117 │ [email protected]
Health Department Website Gets a New Look
BURLINGTON, VT – The Department of Health has launched a newly designed website, which will help improve Vermonters’ ability to access important public health information. The web address will stay the same — healthvermont.gov — as will most content on the site, including current web pages and links.
The new design makes the site more user-friendly, with a layout that is easier to read and find key resources. Visitors can now use a search bar and dropdown menu at the top of the site and browse new and current topics on the home page.
The updated site has improved search function and works better for mobile devices and screen readers. It also helps Vermonters find information in languages other than English — with prominent links to professionally translated materials and to Google translate.
The changes incorporate feedback from users and community partners and aligns the website with current technology and web-browsing habits.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said the department is pleased to modernize how residents, health care providers, partners and other website users connect with information about infectious and chronic diseases, substance use, drinking water and radon testing, vital records, immunizations, emergency preparedness and much more.
“Our website is our primary vehicle for all public health communication,” Dr. Levine said. “The more accessible it is, the more it will be used, and the more we can make strides toward improving the health of all Vermonters and reducing disparities.”
The Health Department website is visited by around 90,000 users every month, providing up to date guidance, data, regulations, reporting and licensing information and much more. During the COVID-19 emergency response, it was a critical communication tool for helping keep Vermonters safe, receiving 25 million page views in 2021.
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