National Public Health Week: April 1-7, 2013

Public health is ROI. Saves lives. Saves money. National Public Health Week
Public Health Week Poster - icon Celebrate Public Health Week!
This year the Department of Health will highlight the daily work of public health, and will launch Healthy Vermonters 2020 – the state health assessment that documents the health status of Vermonters at the start of the decade, and sets the goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020.

Our state has a long history of improving public health. Vermont was named the #1 healthiest state for the fourth year in a row in the 2012 America’s Health Rankings.

There are challenges ahead — as reported in the latest County Health Rankings, Vermonters are not equally healthy. With the publication of Healthy Vermonters 2020, we begin our third decade of assessing the health of Vermonters – and setting, measuring and working to meet these challenges, and achieve our shared goals for improving public health.

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Public Health Week News

04/05 - Healthy Vermonters 2020 Plans & Toolkit Now Online

04/04 - Worksite Wellness: Good for Health and for Business

04/03 - St. Johnsbury School Wins “Most Improved” Wellness Award

04/02 - “Be Tick Smart” Video Contest Open to High School Students

04/01 - Vermont Quit Partners Guide People Away from Smoking
Watch our new Quit Partners ad on Youtube, and learn about how to quit smoking your way.

03/27 - County Health Rankings Detail Disparities in Healthiest State

View District Office News Releases:

Barre | Bennington | Brattleboro | Burlington | Middlebury | Morrisville | Newport | Rutland | St. Albans | St. JohnsburySpringfieldWhite River Jct.

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Healthy Vermonters 2020

Healthy Vermonters 2020Healthy Vermonters 2020
is the State Health Assessment Plan that documents the health status of Vermonters at the start of the decade, and the population health indicators and goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020.

State Health Improvement PlanState Health Improvement Plan
is a five-year plan that prioritizes broad Healthy Vermonters 2020 goals: reducing prevalence of chronic disease, reducing prevalence of substance abuse and mental illness, and improving childhood immunizations. Includes strategies and planned interventions.

Health Department Strategic PlanHealth Department Strategic Plan
is a three-year plan that sets the strategic direction and priorities, based on Healthy Vermonters 2020 data, to guide the Health Department’s work, quality and system improvements.


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More Data about Vermonters' Health

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Keeping Vermonters Healthy

Each day, the program and District Office staff of the Health Department reaches thousands of Vermonters through a wide range of programs and services, including:

All Vermont residents have a local health office they can count on for health information, and for disease prevention and emergency response services.

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