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 […]
Prevention: Health Equity and Health Reform
Health Equity – Health equity is defined by the Vermont State Health Improvement Plan, 2019-2023: “Health Equity exists when all people have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy – especially those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, historical injustice, and other avoidable systemic inequalities that are often associated with social categories of race, gender, […]
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
Sally Kerschner, RN, MSN
Karen Hein, MD
Laura Nelson, MS MPH PhD(c)
JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D, MCHES, FASHA