Parents & Caregivers

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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

Preventing substance abuse reduces the risks that contribute to alcohol, tobacco or other drug abuse – while promoting factors that support healthy lifestyles and communities.

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.

Borrelia miyamotoi are bacteria that were recently recognized to cause disease in humans.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory is accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) for blood lead testing by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus and spread by infected mosquitoes. The disease most commonly affects people and horses.

The Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect students, educators, and staff from exposure to asbestos in schools.

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