Local Data & Information Sources

Local data provides us with a snapshot of the issues we work to address.  Here are some of the sources we consult:

Lamoille County Profile

This profile includes estimates of substance use/abuse prevalence for the Lamoille Valley based on National and State surveys focusing on the following priorities:

  • Increase state, regional and community capacity to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug use by implementing a targeted regional approach to Partnership for Success implementation.
  • Reduce underage and binge drinking among persons aged 12 to 20.
  • Reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25.
  • Reduce marijuana use among persons aged 12-25

Some examples of data we get from this Profile are shown below.

Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Every two years since 1993, the Department of Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and the Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health Programs have sponsored the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

The YRBS measures the prevalence of behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, and injury among youth. The YRBS is part of a larger effort to help communities increase the “resiliency” of young people by reducing high risk behaviors and promoting healthy behaviors.

Below are some examples of the data they provide.

Healthy Vermonters 2020

Healthy Vermonters 2020 is the State Health Assessment Plan that documents the health status of Vermonters at the start of the decade, and the population health indicators and goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020.

Below are some examples of the data they provide.

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This sheet is a list of data resources available to the public on the Health Department website.  It includes Scorecards, Dashboards,  Surveys and Special Reports. Scorecards and dashboards are what the Health Department uses in order to track and monitor indicators and performance measures related to Healthy Vermonters 2020 and the Strategic Plan.

Some of the surveys included in this sheet are the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the College Health Survey. There are also several special reports including the Regional Prevention Profiles and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs Strategic Plan.