Surveillance & Reporting by Topic

Surveillance & Reporting by Topic

Epidemiologic surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, recording, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data reflecting the current health status of a community or population. The Center for Health Statistics collects, collates, analyzes and disseminates information about the health and well-being of Vermonters to inform public policy and guide disease prevention efforts. 

In addition to traditional infectious disease monitoring and intervention, we undertake epidemiologic surveillance on chronic disease, injury, maternal and child health, and risk factors associated with these areas. 

The Health Department also produces topic area specific community profiles. These profiles compile topic specific data by local geography - county, health district, and hospital service area - providing maps, trends, and local and state comparisons for selected health indicators. 

Profile Topic Geography
Community Health Needs Assessments County Health District Hospital Service Area


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Asthma prevalence in Vermont has been higher than the nationwide rate since 2007.

The Center for Health Statistics conducts surveillance of cancer among Vermonters and creates data products to assist in making data driven decisions for cancer prevention and control.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a serious health condition that affects over 37,000 Vermonters a year.

In Vermont, diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 40,000 adults, and is one of the leading causes of death resulting from a chronic disease.

Injury prevention is part of a comprehensive approach to enhancing health and quality of life for all Vermonters.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) experts focus on the complex public health problems affecting women, children and their families, from preconception to adulthood.

We gather dental health information about Vermonters so we can improve the quality of life of Vermonters.


Increasing physical activity and access to healthy diet choices are important in reducing the impact of chronic disease.

Public Health Statistics conducts surveillance of the burden of tobacco use among Vermonters and creates data reports to assist the Vermont Tobacco Control Program in making data-driven decisions for tobacco prevention and control.