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May 20, 2015

Vermont Ranked Healthiest State for Seniors

Vermont is the healthiest state for seniors, rising from fourth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. Read more

May 20, 2015

Agency Completes Draft of Educator Equity Plan

Part of Federal Effort to Ensure Access to High-Quality Educators for all Read more

May 20, 2015

The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Announces over $1 Million in Grants to 36 Vermont Businesses and Service Providers

Today, the Working Lands Enterprise Board announced this year’s 36 grant recipients – 24 agriculture and 12 forestry projects – for just over $1 million in both Working Lands and Local Food Market Development grant funding. Read more

May 20, 2015

Vermont Youth Exposed to Tobacco Products & Marketing in their Communities

Statewide assessment evaluates tobacco retail environment and calls on communities to protect youth Read more

May 19, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Encourages Students to Apply for Summer Dual Enrollment

BURLINGTON - May 19, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin joined with students, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding, and others today to encourage Vermonters to apply for summer dual enrollment courses ahead of upcoming registration deadlines. read moreRead more

May 19, 2015

News: Health Commissioner to Run With Organ Donation Team at Vermont City Marathon

Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD, will be anchoring a five-person relay team of organ donors and recipients at the Vermont City Marathon on May 24. Read more

May 19, 2015

Press Event: The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative will Award over $1 Million in Grant Funding to 36 Businesses and Service Providers throughout VT

Secretaries and Commissioners from the agencies of Agriculture, Commerce and Community Development, and Forests, Parks and Recreation will gather to announce the 2015 Working Lands grant recipients at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VT. Read more

May 18, 2015

News: National Hepatitis Testing Day, May 19

May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day. The Health Department reminds Vermonters at risk to get tested for Hepatitis C, a form of viral hepatitis that is spread through blood to blood contact. Read more

May 18, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Statewide Review of Retailers Shows Widespread Tobacco Marketing to Youth

Youth and adult volunteers conducted the audits as part of the CounterBalance campaign to help end the tobacco industry’s influence on Vermont kids. Read more

May 18, 2015

Small Businesses Offered Grants to Support Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Workplace

The Vermont Department of Health is offering grants to small businesses with between five to 50 employees to create worksite wellness programs. Read more

May 18, 2015

May 19: EMS Day at State House Honors Vermont EMS Responders

In honor of the efforts of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and agencies across Vermont, this year’s theme for the annual EMS Week is “EMS Strong” Read more

May 16, 2015

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement on Passage of Economic Development Legislation

May 16, 2015 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement in response to the House and Senate passing S.138:   read moreRead more

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