The Health Department's Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs has selected measures to reflect our current priorities. These measures are evidence-based when possible, have been chosen and reviewed with our providers, align with strategic plans, and can be calculated from data currently available. These measures are used in many different ways – such as monitoring our performance as well as the performance of our funded providers. While we strive for continuous improvement, many of the measures reflect long term goals that involve multiple systems and providers – and these take time and coordinated efforts to change.
Our strategic plan is designed to provide a sustainable, long‐term framework of goals and priorities to guide decision‐making and advance progress to fulfill our vision and mission.
The Healthy Vermonters 2020 Performance Scorecard is the Health Department’s online performance management system made up of scorecards. These are interactive report cards for assessing how well Vermont is doing in relation to desired results. The scorecards reflect public health priorities identified in Vermont’s strategic plans.
Addiction to opioids is a public health problem that requires a public health approach. The Departments of Health and Public Safety collaborate with community providers for a coordinated, systemic response to the complex issues of opiate and other addictions in Vermont. The opioids performance scorecard measures progress toward our desired results.
The misuse of alcohol, tobacco, prescription and illicit drugs affect the health of thousands of Vermonters. View Vermont county profiles relating to alcohol, tobacoo, and other drugs (ATOD).