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.
It's overwhelming how supportive people are. It seems that, when you want to do something for your community, people are so excited to see you succeed and they will do anything to help you.