Current Projects

Applications are Now Open for Interested Communities* and Health Equity Ambassadors

From safer, walkable, universally accessible streets to more green spaces, the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) in partnership with the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is excited to announce the launch of a technical assistance pilot to support community-led design, placemaking, and healthy equity projects across Vermont. VDH and DHCD invite eligible Vermont communities* and residents over 18 years of age to apply for the Health Equity and Community Design Technical Assistance (TA) Pilot.

*Communities are flexibly defined, and may include nonprofits, municipalities, and volunteer groups.

Visit the Healthy Communities Vermont website to learn more.

Vermont Health Equity Planning Toolkit

A grant from the Vermont Department of Health enabled the Regional Planning Commissions, working together in collaboration with health partners, to draft a Health Equity Toolkit. Health Equity is achieved when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. This Toolkit serves as a guide for communities to introduce the concept of health equity and incorporate it into municipal planning documents and bylaws. Please view the Vermont Health Equity Planning Toolkit here.