Women

Pregnancy

 

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the nutritional standard for infant and young child feeding. Human breast milk is not only the ideal food…
 

WIC Breastfeeding

In 2004, Virginia WIC implemented the Loving Support Through Peer Counseling, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Loving Support© is funded by…
 

Reproductive Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Comprehensive Reproductive Health Unit aims to provide reproductive health programs and resources for all Virginians…

 

Family Home Visiting

Evidence-based and evidence-informed home visiting is a voluntary early childhood strategy that can enhance parenting and promote the growth and…
  Abortion – Making an Informed Decision

Resources The following materials, mandated by the Code of Virginia 18.2-76, are intended to assist citizens to make informed decisions:…
 

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

If you’ve recently received a PRAMS survey, share your story! Your thoughts and experiences are very important to us. By…

Zika and Pregnancy

To understand more about Zika virus infection, CDC established the US Zika Pregnancy Registry…

 

Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative (VNPC)

The Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Collaborative exists to ensure that every mother has the best possible…

Plan for Substance Exposed Infants

HB1157/SB389 directs the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to serve as the lead agency with responsibility…

 

Nutrition

 

Women Infants and Children | WIC

The Virginia WIC Program WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children…
 

Metabolic Formula and Food Program

The Virginia Department of Health’s Metabolic Formula Distribution and Purchase Plan provides metabolic formulas to Virginia residents who meet financial…
 

Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI), funded in part by the Virginia Department of Health, is a program that is…

Healthy/Living

 
The Virginia Department of Health, Tobacco program’s (Tobacco Use Control Project) mission is to provide comprehensive tobacco use control to…

Oral Health

Improving the oral health of all of Virginia’s citizens. Oral health is an integral part of overall health throughout your…

Community Water Fluoridation

In 1952, the Town of Fries and the City of Lynchburg were the first communities to begin water fluoridation in…

Brain Health

1 in 11 Virginians aged 45 and older is experiencing memory problems. Sometimes these problems can be a symptom of medical conditions like Alzheimer’s disease…

Disease Prevention and Control

 

Diabetes and Prediabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which sugar levels in the bloodstream are above normal. It occurs when a person…
 
The mission of the Virginia Department of Health’s Heart Disease Prevention Program is to improve cardiovascular health for…
 

Stroke

The mission of the Virginia Department of Health’s and Stroke Prevention Programs is to improve cardiovascular health for all Virginians, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke…

Cancer

 

Free Breast and Cervical Screenings (Every Woman’s Life)

Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program that helps uninsured, low income women gain access to free breast…
 

Virginia Cancer Registry

The Virginia Cancer Registry (VCR) is a partner in statewide activities to promote cancer prevention, early detection…

Violence Prevention

Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention

The Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention program coordinates a statewide effort to prevent rape, sexual domestic violence, and dating violence.…
 

Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Program coordinates statewide training for school personnel, human service providers, faith communities and others on suicide prevention…
Youth violence and bullying are major public health issues for individuals, families, and communities. Both are complex problems which, over…

Injury Prevention

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

The Injury Prevention Program works to prevent traumatic brain injuries among children by supporting the implementation of proven prevention, diagnosis…
 

Concussions

What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.…
 

Other Injuries (i.e. falls, bicycle, drowning)

The Division of Prevention and Health Promotion offers downloadable injury and violence prevention tip cards with English text on one…

Parents

 
The Child Passenger Safety Program focuses on promoting proper safety seat restraint use for c
   Virginia Statewide Parent Coalition 

The Virginia State Parent Education Coalition was organized in July 2005 by the Virginia Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (VECCS) state…
 

School-Age Health and Forms

The Virginia Department of Health collaborates with the Virginia Department of Education to promote the health of school age children…
   Healthy Child Care The goal of the Healthy Child Care Virginia program is to promote the healthy development of all children in child care, including those with …
  Safe Sleep Virginia 

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the leading cause of death for babies 1 month old until 1 year old in Virginia and nationwide…

  Adolescent Health

Empowering adolescents to achieve and maintain optimal health, and identify pillars of support & resources…

Newborn/Screening

 

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

The goal of the Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program is to identify congenital hearing loss in children before…
  Dried Blood Spot Newborn Screening

Know your baby’s result! Knowing your baby’s newborn screening result can make a difference in his/her health. The mission of…
 

Critical Congenital Heart Disease

In addition to dried-blood spot screening tests, the Newborn Screening Program provides education for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) pulse oximetry screening.…
  Newborn Screening Consultants

The purpose of the Newborn Screening Program is to test all newborns in Virginia for early signs of a number of treatable…
   VaCares Birth Defects Surveillance

The Virginia Congenital Anomalies Reporting and Education System (VaCARES) is a registry of children under age two with birth defects.…