The Vermont Tracking Program is celebrating a new grant award that will allow its work to continue for five more years! The program also created a new video that shows how you can identify Vermont's most vulnerable populations using the Social Vulnerability Index. Updates to the Public Health Data Explorer include: Reproductive Health, Private Drinking Water maps, the Social Vulnerability Index, and new Healthy Vermonters 2020 indicators.
Tracking Program Awarded New Five-Year Grant
In August, the
Vermont Tracking Program was awarded a five-year grant by the CDC to collect and share health and environmental data and take actions to protect the health of Vermonters. The new grant places an increased focus on:
Expanding the availability and utility of sub-county level data
Demonstrating the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing environmental exposures
Developing partnerships with individuals or groups outside of the traditional public health sector
Vermont is one of 26 state and local health departments funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a state and national tracking network of environmental and health data for the public, policy makers, researchers, and agencies. The
Vermont Public Health Data Explorer provides these data in maps, charts, and tables as a part of the State's continuing effort to help Vermonters better understand the relationship between their environment and their health. Topics include air quality, asthma, birth defects, cancer, carbon monoxide, childhood lead poisoning, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, climate and health, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), drinking water, heart attack, radon, and reproductive health outcomes.