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

Through the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP), the Health Department supports a variety of community organizations that promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health. 

Schools share the responsibility with families and communities to provide students with healthy environments that foster regular opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. 

In this section you will find information about symptoms and treatment of the flu, and how to know if you're sick with a cold or the flu.

Vermonters aged 18-25 have among the highest heroin use rates in the country. Most people who use heroin have misused prescription pain relievers.

We're all road users –  when we are driving, walking, cycling, passengers in a vehicle, and when using other transport. The Road User Safety program aims to reduce injury and deaths, and make Vermont roads safer for all of us.

Preventing substance misuse reduces the risk factors that contribute to alcohol, tobacco or other drug use – while promoting protective factors that support healthy lifestyles and communities.

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