Suicide touches the lives of many Vermonters. Our intentional self-harm and death by suicide rates are significantly higher than the United States rates. Find help, learn about warning, signs, risk and protective factors. Read about what Vermont is doing to prevent suicide.
Resources for families and caregivers using Emergency Medical Services for their children.
Vermont’s rivers, streams and lakes can be harmful to our health and safety when they flood. Learn about the steps you can take to stay safe before, during and after a flood.
Vermont's lakes, rivers and swimming holes are an important part of our recreational landscape. Whether boating, swimming or just splashing around, here are tips to safely enjoy water activities.
People walking, biking and rolling are more vulnerable to injuries and death from vehicles when using our roadways. These injuries and deaths are preventable. Whether you drive a car, walk, or bike, there are ways we can all be safer when using our roadways. Learn more.
Vermont's Emergency Medical Services for Children program works with families, local emergency responders, hospital and community organizations to improve emergency care of our children through education, system development and research.
Many Vermonters are affected by falls at some point in their life. People who are 65 years and older are increasingly at risk of falling, and therefore potentially injury. As we age, we are more likely to be injured in a fall.
Injury prevention is part of a comprehensive approach to enhancing health and quality of life for all Vermonters. Vermont's Injury Prevention Program uses data to determine activities while improving our understanding of the causes of injury, populations that are most at risk, and trends in a particular type of injury; and assessing the impact of prevention programs.
Injuries, accidents and poisonings are common in homes. Taking precautions can help prevent them from happening in your home and help to keep yourself and your family safe.