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.
eWIC gives you access to your WIC food benefits through a card that works like a debit card.
How are we doing in our efforts to promote healthy pregnancies, breastfeeding and the health of mothers and babies?
Vermont PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) is an ongoing survey of Vermont mothers who have recently given birth. PRAMS is a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health. The goal of PRAMS is to improve the health of mothers and infants by reducing adverse outcomes such as low birth weight, infant mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity.
Find helpful information and resources to support individuals who are breastfeeding and their families.
The goal of WIC Data and Reports is to provide information, data and research related to our WIC families. Here are the latest reports, collaborations and publications from the Vermont WIC program to help local WIC agencies and our program partners understand the impact of WIC and to make data informed program decisions.
Through good nutrition, WIC helps ensure optimal health outcomes for pregnant people, new parents, and families with infants and young children.
We partner with the Department for Children and Families Child Development Division to deliver a comprehensive system of voluntary home visiting in Vermont. While there can be some variation regarding eligibility or length of service, all home visiting includes trained professionals – nurses, social workers, child development specialists and more – who meet regularly with expectant parents or caregivers with young children in their homes. Home visitors partner with parents and caregivers to tailor services and resources to best meet the unique needs of each family.
Core funding for Vermont’s Maternal and Child Health division comes from the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).