These resources provide the public with access to information about population health status and contributors to health.
- Health Surveillance Data Encyclopedia - A review of data sources and resources available at the Vermont Department of Health
This publication provides an overview of the commonly used data sources to assess and track population health outcomes and contributors to disease in Vermont.
- Healthy Vermonters
- Survey Data (Population-Based)
- BRFSS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- PRAMS - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
- Tobacco Control Program Surveillance and Research
- Youth Health Survey
- YRBS - Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- School Health Profiles
- Epidemiology and Surveillance
- Chronic Diseases
- Environmental Public Health Tracking
- Health and Healthcare Trends in Vermont
- Infectious Diseases
- Injury Surveillance
- Substance Abuse Surveillance
- Vital Records and Statistics
- Hospital Discharge Datasets and Reports
- Health Care Provider Surveys
- Population Estimates
- Registries and Tutorials
- Vital Signs - Monthly CDC Program
For the past two decades, Vermont has selected benchmarks from the national Healthy People initiative and monitored progress over time to:
- Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
- Empower individuals to make informed health decisions.
- Measure the impact of prevention efforts.
Healthy People 2020 provides a science-based comprehensive set of 10-year
national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
The Health Status of Vermonters report brings together data from an array of sources into a single document to present a picture of the health of Vermonters.
The Health Disparities of Vermonters report presents information, maps, data and trends that highlight health disparities as they exist today in the state, as well as recommended actions that can be taken to reduce these disparities.
Vermont tracks risk behaviors using a telephone survey of adults called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). The results are used to plan, support, and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs.
PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. The data are collected via surveys mailed to a random sample of Vermont mothers 2-6 months after they have given birth.
The Department of Health, in cooperation with the Department of Education, conducted the Youth Health Survey in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Every two years since 1993, the Department of Health's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and the Department of Education's Coordinated School Health Programs have sponsored the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
The YRBS measures the prevalence of behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, and injury among youth. The YRBS is part of a larger effort to help communities increase the “resiliency” of young people by reducing high risk behaviors and promoting healthy behaviors.
The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a biannual set of surveys that assesses school health policies and practices. Data are collected from middle and high school principals and lead health education teacher.
Profiles monitors school health education requirements and content, physical education and activity, school health policies related to HIV infection/AIDS, tobacco-use prevention, and nutrition, asthma management activities, family and community involvement in school health programs, and school health coordination.
Related: Population Estimates
Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of death and hospitalizations in Vermont. The Chronic Disease Epidemiology program is responsible for analysis, interpretation and presentation of health data related to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and asthma, and their risk factors.
Health and Healthcare Trends in Vermont 05/2010 - 15.4MB, 900 pages
The goal of injury surveillance is to improve our understanding of the causes of injury, populations that are most at risk, trends in a particular type of injury, and the impact of prevention programs. The Vermont injury data and infrastructure are used to support various injury initiatives throughout the state.
- Data Brief: Controlled Substance Histories for Opioid-Related Accidental Fatalities
- Data Brief: Pregnancy and Infants Born Exposed to Opioids
- Data Brief: Drug-Related Fatalities
- Data Brief: Buprenorphine Dispensed in Vermont
- Vermont Prescription Monitoring System Reports
- Regional Prevention Partnership County Profiles:
- Population Estimates and Intercensal Population Estimates
- Vermont Population Data
- Data Maps and Trends
- Social Vulnerability Index
- Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)
- Death Certificates - Physician Tutorial
- Immunization Registry