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Improving Outcomes for Vermonters

Learn about the work taking place across the Agency that highlights our commitment to improving outcomes of health and well-being for Vermonters


  Results-Based Accountability



AHS is committed to embedding a Results-Based Accountability approach into how we work with communities to improve quality of life for Vermonters, and how we manage our programs and services to most effectively meet the needs of those we work with – ensuring that children, adults, and families are “better off” for our work.  A focus on “results” is one of AHS’s Four Key Practices, and supports the achievement of our One Agency Strategic Plan Goal to reinforce accountability throughout our organization in order to become more efficient and effective in pursuit of our goals. 



  ACT 186: The Outcomes Bill


In 2010, and again in 2014, the Vermont Legislature codified a commitment to be outcomes-oriented and data-driven in how government sets policy and manages programs. Act 186, “The Outcomes Bill,” establishes Outcomes of Well-being and a process for the Executive Branch to report associated Indicators that reinforce a common, measurable agenda to improve quality of life in Vermont.  Explore the AHS Outcomes of Well-being (Act 186) Scorecard to see how Vermonters are doing in relation to State of Vermont Outcomes of Well-being.



  AHS Performance Scorecards


What is a Scorecard?

The AHS Scorecards contain updated data and information about the well-being of Vermonters, as well as the quality and impact of AHS programs to improve outcomes for the people we work with. The Scorecard tool is designed according to the Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) framework and helps us demonstrate our commitment to driving and supporting outcomes-oriented and data-driven strategies at the state and local level.



See the AHS Community Profiles for population indicators showing how Vermonters are doing

AHS Community Profiles