State Health Improvement Plan

Vermont's State Health Improvement Plan cover photo collage

Vermont is ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation. Despite this, Vermont's public health system recognizes the need for continued improvement to ensure that all Vermonters have equal opportunity to experience good health and quality of life.

The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is a five-year blueprint that sets three broad Healthy Vermonters 2020 outcomes, and 13 indicators, as the top public health priorities for 2013-2017 – with recommended strategies and interventions. While there are many health outcomes the Health Department and partners are working to improve, the SHIP represents strategic priorities by focusing on conditions that are preventable and, when addressed by the public health system, will help improve a number of health outcomes. 

State health improvement goals • 2012-2017

Goal 1: Reduce the prevalence of chronic disease

Goal 2: Reduce the prevalence of individuals who have, or are at risk for, substance abuse or mental illness

Goal 3: Improve childhood immunization rates

State Health Improvement Plan 2013-2017 Performance Scorecard

Title Date Type
State Health Improvement Plan 2012-2016
This plan focuses on conditions that are preventable and can be addressed by the public health system: chronic diseases, substance abuse and mental illness, and childhood immunization rates.
01/01/2012 PDF Download
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Vermont recommended evidence-based strategies for tobacco cessation, physical activity and healthy eating, substance abuse prevention/intervention, mental health, and childhood immunization.
01/02/2012 PDF Download
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Interventions to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease, reduce the prevalence of individuals who have, or are at risk for, substance abuse or mental illness, and to improve childhood immunization rates.
01/02/2012 PDF Download