Division of Community Public Health

Twelve district offices around the state provide the essential health promotion and disease prevention services necessary for an effective public health system. Our offices work in partnership with local health care providers, voluntary agencies, schools, businesses and community organizations.

Most Health Department programs reach the people of Vermont through the district offices. These community-based programs, outlined below, are carried out by public health nurses, nutritionists and outreach workers at the local level. Town and city health officers receive backup and support from district office staff as well.

Programs and Services


The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children


The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program for Dr. Dynasaur-eligible children.

Healthy Childcare Vermont

Connects specially trained public health nurses (Child Care Health Consultants) to child care providers, the children in their care, and the children's parents. Services include workshops, education, resources, phone or on-site consultation and assistance in a variety of health and safety areas.

Ladies First

Offers free mammograms and Pap tests for income-eligible Vermont women age 40 and older without Medicaid, VHAP or Medicare Part B, and age 18 to 39 with breast symptoms or an abnormal Pap test. For women 40 and older, screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and more are available at selected sites.

The Potassium Iodide Distribution Program

For those who live and work in the six towns around the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.

Refugee Health Program

For More Information Contact

Vermont Department of Health
Division of Community Public Health
108 Cherry St, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070

A Note on Dr. Dynasaur

Medicaid is a jointly-funded, federal-state health insurance program. In Vermont, Medicaid insurance programs for pregnant women and for children up to age 18 are known collectively as the Dr. Dynasaur program.

For information about Dr. Dynasaur and other Medicaid coverage, you may call (toll-free within Vermont) 800-250-8427.

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