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

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.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that Vermonters who are eligible for nutrition assistance, or SNAP benefits, will make healthy food choices within a limited budget. 

Vaccination coverage is the estimated percent of people who have received particular vaccines, and are measured by population at national, state and local levels.

People typically get sick with listeriosis by eating food that is contaminated with the bacteria.

Babesiosis is caused by an infection with a parasite called Babesia. It can be transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, the same tick that transmits Lyme disease and anaplasmosis.

As temperatures in Lake Champlain and other fresh water bodies continue to warm due to climate change, and with more heavy precipitation, conditions will become more favorable for blooms to occur.

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