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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.


Measurable Impact

AHS believes that in order to effect systemic change and improve population health, communities, community organizations and service providers, business, government, and policy-makers need to have access to data that helps them understand how Vermonters are doing and how to make measurable impact.