Bennington

Bennington, VT local health office building

We are the face of public health in Bennington County. We work with schools, employers, town offices and other groups to serve individuals and families right here in our community. We help pregnant women, new mothers and children to eat well and learn about nutrition. We provide breastfeeding support, immunizations and identify opportunities to minimize the spread of disease. We conduct drills to prepare for potential public health emergencies and support programs and policies that help all people form healthy lifelong habits. We invite you to learn about the many ways we can help you, your family and your community.

We are a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer.

Contact Information
Bennington Local Health Office
324 Main St., Suite 2
Bennington, VT
 
Cathy Vogel, District Director
800-637-7347 or 802-447-3531
 

In This Section

WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

The Maternal and Child Health Coordinator in the Bennington Local Health Office promotes the health and wellness of Bennington County’s women, children and families.

We work with local coalitions and municipal and regional planners to promote the consideration of health and wellness in all community development projects – in the built environment, transportation and housing.

Worksite wellness programs and policies are important to helping adults lead healthy lives.

The School Liaison is a primary contact for school communities and health care providers to support the needs of schools, families, and community partners to improve health outcomes for school age children.

We are taking steps to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases in our community by increasing the number of people who have had all of their recommended vaccines.

We investigate reportable diseases in Bennington County, interviewing people involved with each case as needed. We provide disease transmission and prevention education and outreach to residents of Bennington County.

The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs provides a comprehensive approach to preventing and eliminating the problems caused by alcohol and other substance misuse and abuse through evidence-based programs at many levels.

We provide information regarding Vermont regulation of tobacco products and Vermont smoke-free laws.

The Bennington Local Health Office coordinates with local schools, non-profits, businesses, and first responders to protect our community during a public health emergency.