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

Increasing physical activity and access to healthy diet choices are important in reducing the impact of chronic disease.

The field of vaccines is changing with enhanced understanding of disease processes and new developments in vaccine research.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. The best protection is vaccination.

Injuries, accidents, and poisonings are common in homes. Taking the following precautions can help prevent them from happening in your home and help to keep yourself and your family safe.

Most carpet is made with synthetic (human-made) materials. However, carpets can also be made of wool or other natural materials.

Lead is a toxic metal that gets into drinking water from lead or galvanized iron pipes and fittings, lead solder, and brass or chrome fixtures.

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