Vermonters care about their communities.
As a result, Vermont ranks at the top for overall Community Health and Civic Life on the Opportunity Index (2016). Contributing to the high scores are the 46.2% of Vermont adults that participate in social, civic, sports, and religious groups (third highest rate in the nation) and the 28.9% of Vermont adults that volunteer their time for community organizations.
With a plentiful supply of fresh local food and the ever-present allure of the outdoors, it’s not hard to believe that we have some of the healthiest residents in the nation.
And our healthy lifestyles start young: 99% of our state’s children have health insurance, and fewer than one in four struggle with weight issues.
Most Vermonters see a doctor in one of our intimate small-town hospitals. For bigger medical matters, University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH are both Level One trauma centers and provide top-notch care in a variety of specialties.
Healthy living is just part of life here.