We work with several state health partners to improve asthma self-management among Vermonters. Good self-management means higher quality of life, better sleep, and fewer missed school and/or workdays.
Asthma treatment for a child or an adult will depend on the severity of their disease. The goal of treatment is to control the disease and prevent asthma attacks. An individualized asthma action plan is critical.
More than half of Vermonters have at least one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking. Here are resources for health professionals and patients.
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, affects women differently than men. Find important information and resources – like You First – especially for women.
Here is information about heart disease, risk factors, blood pressure, prevention, monitoring and treatment, plus tools and resources for individuals and families.
Learn more about the different types of diabetes, including prediabetes, and the current data and figures on diabetes in Vermont.
Find free workshops, help paying for medicines, tips and fact sheets, mobile apps and information for health care professionals.
A cancer survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the rest of their life.
Once cancer is diagnosed, prompt and thorough medical treatment and complementary care are essential to prolonging a patient’s life, decreasing side effects and improving quality of life.
Early detection of cancer in people without symptoms (also called screening) can help to find and treat cancer early, leading to better outcomes. Promoting nationally recognized screening tests is a priority for the Vermont Department of Health.
All Vermont adults should discuss cancer prevention, screening and early detection with their health care provider. This type of discussion can help idividuals better understand their risk for developing cancer, and decide what tests are most appropriate based on their specific family and health history.