Dedicated 3-4-50 partners that have identified wellness measures that they currently employ or will accomplish within 12 months of signing-on.
Schools play a critical role in promoting the health of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behaviors, from early child care through college. Proper nutrition and regular physical activity improves academic performance.
Businesses play an important role in promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic disease. Over 60 percent of Vermont adults employed outside the home are either overweight or obese, and over half have at least one chronic condition. Chronic disease places a significant financial burden on employers in health care costs and lost productivity. Worksite wellness programs help improve the bottom line.
Communities that are built to support physical activity, safe walking and biking, use of public transportation, and easy access to fresh foods are essential for good health.
3 behaviors (smoking, physical inactivity and poor nutrition) cause four diseases (diabetes, cancer, heart disease and lung disease), resulting in more than 50% of deaths in Vermont. How are we and our partners doing at prevention?
How many people are diagnosed – or aware of how to prevent, treat or manage their condition?
How many people living with diabetes have the education and care they need to live well longer?
How are we doing at preventing, controlling and treating the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease?
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. It is the second leading cause of death among Vermonters and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. overall. Many chronic diseases, including CVD, are preventable, but not all. Learn about individual risk and how the Health Department is helping individuals prevent CVD.