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Maternal and Child Health Data
Vermont’s maternal and child health strategic priorities and programming are informed by data.
|Data resource||Further information|
|Pace Vermont||The Policy and Communication Evaluation (PACE) Vermont Study seeks to understand the impact of state-level policies and communication campaigns on substance use beliefs and behaviors in young Vermonters. Learn more in the Pace Vermont Data Brief.|
|Healthy Vermonters 2020||Information on a local level, view trends over time, and visualize the indicators on Vermont maps.|
|Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)||Monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury and social problems among youth.|
|Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)||Ongoing survey of Vermont mothers who have recently given birth, providing data about pregnancy and the first few months after birth.|
|School Health Profiles||Monitors school health education requirements and content, physical education and activity, school health policies related to HIV infection/AIDS, tobacco use prevention, nutrition, asthma management activities, family and community involvement in school health programs, and school health coordination.|
|Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)||Tracks health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.|
|Vital Statistics Reports and Maps||Births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, divorces, dissolutions, fetal deaths and abortions.|
|Birth Information Network||Statewide surveillance of selected birth defects and other congenital conditions.|
|Immunization Registry||Secure system that contains immunization records for persons living in Vermont.|
|All Health Department data sources||Vermont Center for Health Statistics coordinates and responds to the majority of public health data questions.|
|Vermont Insights||Allows users to find and use data to understand the well-being of Vermont’s children, families and communities.|
|Vermont Child Health Improvement Program||Maternal and child health services research and quality improvement program of the University of Vermont.|
|Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health||National data resource providing easy access to children’s health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and access to quality care.|
|National Survey for Children's Health||Data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context.|
Archived Maternal and Child Health Priorities: In Brief
Below are archived briefs highlighting maternal and child health priority areas, data, and Vermont strategies.
|Brief||further information||date published|
|Developmental Screening||Promoting children receiving a developmental screening using a parent-completed screening tool.||2018|
|Injury||Decreasing the rate of hospitalization for non-fatal injury for children, and increasing the number of hospital emergency department staff trained in the early identification and assessment of suicide risk.||2017|
|Adolescents Who Feel They Matter||Increasing the percent of adolescents who feel they matter and the percent of Vermont's public middle schools who have participated in the Getting to 'Y' project.||2017|
|Low-Risk Cesareans||Reduce cesarean births among low-risk women with no prior cesarean.||2017|
|Well-Woman Visits||Increasing the percent of women with a past year preventive medical visit and the number of primary care providers outreached to. Working to increase awareness of importance of preconception health/well-women visits, and birth control options.||2017|
|Safe Sleep||Increasing the percent of infants being placed to sleep on their backs.||2017|
|Oral Health||Increasing the percent of women who had a preventive dental visit during pregnancy and the percent of children who had a preventive dental visit in the past year.||2016|
|Tobacco||Decreasing the percent of women who smoke during pregnancy and the percent of children who live in households where someone smokes.||2017|
|Adolescent Well Visits||Increasing the percent of adolescents, ages 12-17, with a preventive medical visit in the past year.||2016|