Community Profiles of Health and Well-being

The Community Profiles of Health and Well-being is a tool to show data about conditions experienced by Vermonters to support the development of local insights, cross-sector collaboration, and action to make a measurable difference.  Each profile contains a set of indicators at the county, AHS District, and Hospital Service Area level that speak to how Vermonters and communities are doing. Viewers can compare trends over time, by geography, and in relation to state averages.

The Community Profiles project began under the direction of Secretary Con Hogan in 1995.  Profiles were published in a printed book and distributed annually until 2008. AHS is proud to revive the practice of producing the Community Profiles of Health and Well-being in 2018 using an online tool that encourage dynamic use and evolution over time.

Explore the Profiles

Our first three Profiles are:

  • Economic Opportunity: The population-level indicators displayed here quantify progress toward improving economic opportunity. Economic opportunity will exist when all Vermonters are supported in pursuing economic prosperity and free from poverty.

  • Equitable Access: The population-level indicators displayed here quantify progress toward achieving equitable access. Equitable access will exist when all Vermonters have access to program services and supports for healthcare, childcare, nutrition, and transportation. Equitable access is not equal access. Equity exists when all people have fair and just opportunities, especially those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, historical injustice, and other avoidable systemic inequalities that are often associated with social categories of race, gender, ethnicity, social position, sexual orientation, and disability.
  • Resilient Communities: The population-level indicators displayed here quantify progress toward community resilience. A resilient community will exist when all Vermonters live in safe communities with the capacity to respond to disease, disability, and times of vulnerability.

Access each of the Community Profiles by clicking the links below for County, AHS District, or Hospital Service Area maps.

You can also browse our Indicator Reference document to see which indicators are included across the three profiles, and our Frequently Asked Questions guide.


Contact Information

Agency of Human Services
280 State Drive - Center Building
Waterbury, VT
802-241-0440