Toolkit Resources: For Building Healthy Communities

Healthy community design, food access, physical activity, mental health are all parts of building healthy communities.


Vermont Healthy Community Design Resource: Examples for Creating Healthy Communities Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (Vermont Department of Health):  This resource has many Vermont and national policy examples, including direct links and specific language.

3-4-50: “3-4-50 helps us understand the overwhelming impact of chronic disease in Vermont and inspires us to take action to change it. 3-4-50 is about making a difference at a level that can influence the health of many. Businesses, schools, cities and towns, and health care providers all play an important role in shaping the health of Vermonters. Our common goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work, learn and play.”


“RiseVT partners with individuals, employers, schools, childcare providers, and municipalities to amplify and implement opportunities to make the healthy choice the easy choice. RiseVT utilizes an evidence-based model that engages public-private partnerships, behavior change interventions, and a comprehensive evaluation approach to achieve measurable and sustainable improvement in community health. Started in 2015 in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties out of Northwestern Medical Center, RiseVT is now the lead primary prevention program for OneCare Vermont.


Last updated: 10/14/20

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