quality improvement

quality improvement

Health Equity

The Health Department is committed to improving health equity. Health equity is inherent in our mission to protect and promote the best of health for all Vermonters. 


On March 9, 2022, the Vermont Department of Health once again achieved national public health accreditation. The Department was initially accredited in 2014 as one of the first five state health departments to receive the honor. 

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan 2014-2019 is our guide for improving internal systems and processes to better support efforts to improve the health status of Vermonters.

Rural Health

The State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care works with and supports small rural hospitals, clinics and health care providers to improve access to health care for all Vermonters.

Patient Safety

The Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement System (PSSIS) was created for the purpose of improving patient safety, eliminating adverse events in Vermont hospitals, and supporting and facilitating quality improvement efforts by hospitals. The Vermont Department of Health is charged by statute to operate the PSSIS, and contracts with the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC) to administer the system.


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