Last Updated: December 14, 2022
Author: Diabetes Program, Vermont Department of Health
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops were abruptly canceled while My Healthy Vermont (MHVT) staff and partners worked on solutions for presenting the workshops virtually (Q1 and Q2 2020). During Q3 2020, all Diabetes Self-Management (DSMP) workshops were transitioned from in-person to a distance learning format. In Q4 2020, 3 DSMP workshops were canceled due to lack of registrants; during this time workshops continued to be held via distance learning. Because of the online nature of the workshops, regional coordinators from the various health service areas (HSAs) began collaborating in early 2021 (Q1 and Q2), and workshops began to see statewide participation rather than the regional participation that had been standard previously.
The Vermont Department of Health Heart Disease and Diabetes programs took on management of the MHVT program in the fall of 2021 from the Vermont Blueprint for Health. During this time of transition, the VDH team has been working with MHVT regional coordinators on cross-region collaboration through statewide workshops serving more Vermonters.
Data through Q4 2021 is from the Vermont Blueprint for Health Data Portal.