The Health Department’s many programs and initiatives help Vermonters live fuller, healthier lives from birth through old age.
- We focus on prevention, which is perhaps the best investment that can be made in health.
- We educate and inform Vermonters about eating a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking.
- We promote and improve access to immunizations, mammograms, HIV/AIDS testing and care, and prenatal care.
- We license physicians and hospitals, inspect food and lodging establishments, and enforce health regulations.
- We prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and threats, and provide the public with information to help them stay safe and healthy.
Tens of millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help through HRSA’s 90-plus programs and more than 3,000 grantees.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers, and their families and those in need of high quality primary health care. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans
AHRQ has identified 11 priority populations, one of which is women.
Peer-reviewed, evidence based resources on women’s health. The principal features of the site consist of 442 specialist chapters plus surgical videos, diagnostic atlases, laboratory tests and a special section on Safer Motherhood
The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) ensures that research conducted and supported by the NIH adequately addresses issues regarding women’s health …..World Health Organization – Women’s Topics
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends