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 health professionals
The From the First Tooth Program promotes the oral health of infants, toddlers and preschool children. Learn more!
Everyone with asthma – especially children and teens – should have an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan. This is a written plan that you fill out with your child and your child’s doctor to help control asthma and know what to do in emergencies.
Health care providers in Vermont are required to report certain infectious diseases to the Health Department. This information is then used by epidemiologists to track the spread of disease across the state.
Health care providers and laboratories are required by law to notify the Health Department regarding patients with certain suspected or confirmed reportable diseases
Patients who have low socioeconomic status are most at risk for oral disease and have the least access to dental care. Many people who don’t receive regular dental care rely on their primary care physician to tell them if there is a problem.
Check out these frequently asked questions about medical licensure or certification in Vermont.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder.
An Environmental Impact Statement evaluates potential physical, biological, cultural and socioeconomic effects of a proposed action. A Public Health Assessment evaluates information on the release of hazardous substances into the environment and its past, current or future impact on public health.
This resource provides guidance to school administrators and school nurses in the developing, implementing and evaluating school health services.