Welcome to the Vermont Public Health Association..
"An independent voice for a healthier Vermont"
Our Mission Statement:
VtPHA is a membership organization whose purpose is to protect and promote personal, community and environmental health within our State.
Statement of Purpose:
The Vermont Public Health Association is a statewide membership organization that seeks to positively influence the health of all Vermonters and provide an important voice on public health issues at the national, state and local level
Working through its membership, the Association:
- Advocates for policies that improve the public's health;
- Provides a public forum for discussion and dissemination of information that concern policy and practice;
- Organizes educational programs to increase the knowledge and skills of it's membership;
- Collaborates with health professionals, health organizations and the educational community.
The Vermont Public Health Association along with the New Hampshire Public Health Association and Dartmouth Hitchcock held a conference entitled Team Up to Take Action: Partnering for Health Equity on November 15, 2017. The conference featured two nationally known speakers of Dr. James Weinstein and Dr. Camara Jones and also many relevant workshops by regional experts. The slides from most of the presentations are available courtesy of the NHPHA at the following link.
Save the Date - Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Webinar - Exploring Social Determinants of Health: from Data to Action to Advance Equity
(New Hampshire and National Approaches)
We know good health goes beyond medical care and is influenced by economic opportunity, affordable housing, and quality education - all factors that communities can transform. These "social determinants of health" are the focus of this talk, using data and evidence from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to learn how to strengthen community efforts to improve health outcomes.
In addition, learn how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health's health partners are mobilizing community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges in order to affect the conditions in which all people can be healthy.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Funding Award
Early in 2015 VtPHA received a small grant from the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute which administers the County Health Rankings work under a grant from the Robert Wood Foundation. The grant was to "incorporate the contributors to health described in the County Health Rankings Model in the community assessments conducted by Vermont's not-for-profit hospitals and their plans for community health improvement." We hosted a series of conversations with all 12 Vermont Department of Health district directors, leaders at three Vermont hospitals, health department leadership, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and our own board. To view the full report click here.