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Public Health Services

Click on the links below to learn more about public health programs and services administered by AHS departments and community partners.

Alcohol and Drug Use: Find treatment and recovery services, resources and information on alcohol, marijuana, opioids, stimulants and other drugs.

Children, Youth and Families: Offers services and referrals related to WIC, pregnancy, infants and children, school and adolescent health, and children with special health needs.

Health and the Environment: Find data, information and education to prevent illness or disease that may be caused by environmental threats where we live, sleep, eat, work, learn, and play.

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease: Find help to quit tobacco (802 Quits), and resources to support healthy communities (3-4-50), worksite wellness, oral health, physical activity, nutrition – and to prevent asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. YouFirst offers breast, cervical and heart health screenings and care.

Immunizations and Infectious Disease: Find information about vaccines and infectious diseases, and the Health Department’s role in tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

Public Health Laboratory: Tests to monitor Vermont’s population and environment for threats to public health.

Health Statistics and Vital Records: Research, data collection and analysis to monitor the health of Vermont’s population and environment for threats to public health.

Health Professionals and Systems: Includes the Board of Medical Practice, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and resources related to hospital systems, advance directives, end-of-life decisions.

Emergency Preparedness, EMS and Injury Prevention: Find information on preparedness, emergency medical services, volunteering, child passenger safety and preventing injuries.

Public Health Response: Learn about alerts and efforts to respond to disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and other threats to the health of Vermonters.

State Health Improvement Plan: See the 2019-2023 plan, built on data from the 2018 State Health Assessment. The plan has six priority areas: child development, chronic disease, mental health, oral health, substance use, and social determinants of health (housing, transportation, food, economic security).