Join us for Public Health Grand Rounds, a series of presentations about significant public health issues and the challenges they pose.
The Health Department's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care manages several federal grants that focus on improving the quality of care that Vermonters receive in hospital and health care settings.
With the publication of Healthy Vermonters 2020 in 2012, we began our third decade of engaging policymakers, government, health and human services professionals, and the public in setting, measuring and working to achieve long term public health outcomes.
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.
Vermont is ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation – but we need continous improvement to ensure that all Vermonters have equal opportunity for good health.
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.
Every EMSC program works toward nine performance measures determined by the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health program. This allows the EMSC programs to develop special goals, activities, and projects that prioritize improving emergency care for children within each state.
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.
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.