The Vermont Public Health Institute is committed to improving the health of all Vermonters by fostering policy innovation, enhancing communication, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia.
Health in All Policies
The Vermont Public Health Institute provides technical support for Health in All Policies initiatives at both the state and local level. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. The goal of Health in All Policies is […]
Integrating Prevention in Health System Reforms
In the spring of 2019, the Vermont Public Health Institute received a grant from the Vermont Department of Health’s Office of Rural Health and Primary Care to survey Vermont’s critical access and rural hospitals on their institutions’ readiness to move to Value Based Reimbursement. Hospitals were invited to voluntarily complete a Self-assessment promulgated by the […]
The Vermont Public Health Institute partners with the Vermont Department of Health and the New England Public Health Institute to create opportunities for workforce development. These opportunities include needs assessment, curriculum and workshop development, conference sponsorship, and internships for newly emerging leaders.
The Vermont Public Health Institute’s advisors are at the center of a network of connections that spans Vermont and the nation. Working with our advisors, the VtPHI assembles teams based on each project’s needs, bringing together the best people available. These experts include scientists, policy experts, health care providers, researchers, and community engagement specialists.
Founded in 2013, the VtPHI was originally conceived through the collaborative efforts of leaders at the Vermont Public Health Association (VtPHA), University of Vermont College of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center Community Health Improvement Program, and the Vermont Department of Health. These leaders serve as the founding board members for the VtPHI. The Institute began as a special project of the VtPHA and shares interconnected leadership with separate and complementary functions. VtPHI is a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH
Matthew Dugan, MA
Karen Hein, MD
the late Jim Hester, PhD
Laura Nelson, MS MPH PhD(c)
JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D, MCHES, FASHA