Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

For 70 years, community water fluoridation has improved dental health in Vermont. This is the single most cost-effective strategy a community can use to improve the oral health of its residents.

Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in birth defects that can affect a child's growth, appearance, cognitive development, and behavior — and it's 100% preventable.

Measles is a highly contagious illness caused by the measles virus. Measles can be prevented with measles-containing vaccine, usually as the combination measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

We partner with the Department for Children and Families Child Development Division partner to deliver a comprehensive system of voluntary home visiting in Vermont.

The Community Nutrition Network provides individualized nutrition services for children with special health needs who have specific growth, feeding and dietary needs, and their families.

Supporting strong family connections has helped to bring down high risk (binge) drinking and marijuana use among youth in Vermont. Find out more about parenting support programs here.

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