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Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board

Legislation Establishing VTERB

 

The Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board is an independent State Board created to work in partnership with the Agency of Human Services and the Department of Health in establishing the annual budget, Program criteria and policy development, and review and evaluation of the Tobacco Prevention and Treatment Program.

18 V.S.A. § 9504

 

Our Purpose

VTERB is dedicated to a statewide Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program that continually and effectively reduces tobacco use prevalence to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters. VTERB ensures fiscal responsibility for the state appropriation dedicated to statewide comprehensive tobacco control, develops funding and programmatic recommendations based on research and science, and works with partner agencies to ensure the overall program is on target toward meeting long-term goals. VTERB oversees the independent evaluation of the Tobacco Control Program, reviews and approves media campaigns, makes local grant funding recommendations, provides annual recommendations for program funding, reviews program components and recommends strategies for improvement.

 

Utilizing Independent Program Evaluation

RTI International (RTI) currently serves as the independent evaluation contractor for Vermont’s Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program.  The Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board (VTERB) works closely with RTI in the comprehensive evaluation of the Vermont Tobacco Control Program.

RTI regularly assesses program progress by examining trends in key programmatic and outcome indicators in Vermont over time and in comparison with national data.  By comparing key indicators in Vermont and the United States as a whole, this evaluation illustrates how Vermont’s outcomes compare with other states’ experiences. RTI examines changes in Vermont over time in short-, intermediate-, and longer-term outcomes that relate to program goals. 

 

Board Meetings

All Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. IN THE WATERBURY STATE OFFICE COMPLEX 

Directions to 280 State Drive, Waterbury: Take Exit 10 and head toward Waterbury Village. Follow Route 100 through round-about. Head south on Main Street (aka: Route 100), and turn right onto State Drive. Follow State Drive around the complex until you approach the smokestack. The main entrance to the complex faces the smokestack. Park wherever, enter the main doors, and check in at security. You will receive a visitor’s badge which will get you in the main doors to the lobby. Once you are checked in at security, enter the lobby and take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor, walk past the café toward the Sally Fox Conference Center. Turn right, enter the doors, and the Ash conference room will be on your left. It faces the smoke stack.
 

Click here for the statute that created the Board.

 

Contact Information

For more information, or to submit public comment, please contact the Board Administrator using contact information below. 

Erin Hurley, MPH

Administrator

Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board

Agency of Human Services, Office of the Secretary

280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-1000

802-398-5373  erin.hurley@vermont.gov