Parents & Caregivers

two Vermont moms with their two little boys

Parents and caregivers keep Vermonters of all ages healthy and safe. Find more information for people who care for the health of others.

Information for You

Dental health is especially important for pregnant women because the bacteria that cause dental decay can be spread from mom to baby unknowingly.

Most people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Find out how to properly dispose of prescription medications.

Anaplasmosis is a tickborne disease caused by bacteria called Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Every other year, since 1993, the Health Department and the Agency of Education sponsor the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory performs molecular subtyping, and is a participant in the PulseNet program.

Escherchia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live in the environment and in the gastrointestinal system of humans and animals.

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