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…
 

Family Planning

Family planning services and education help you and your partner decide if and when to have children. The Abstinence Education…

  Abstinence Education

National Abstinence Clearinghouse NAEA | National Abstinence Education Association Choosing the Best Jackie Brewton CDC Abstinence Education Division | Health…
  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:…
 

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…
 

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…

U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry 

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

 

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…

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…

Cancer

 

Breast Cancer

The Virginia Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program is working to ease the burden of cancer in Virginia…
 

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…
 

Colorectal Cancer

The Virginia Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program is working to ease the burden of cancer in Virginia…
 

Lung Cancer

The Virginia Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program is working to ease the burden of cancer in Virginia…

Skin Cancer

The Virginia Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program is working to ease the burden of cancer in Virginia…

Tobacco

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

Quit Now

Quit Now Virginia is a toll-free tobacco cessation phone counseling service that is provided to Virginia residents aged 13 and older 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tobacco Free Living  Resources

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

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…

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…

Oral Health

 

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…

Parents

 
The Child Passenger Safety Program focuses on promoting proper safety seat restraint use for c
   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…
   Virginia Statewide Parent Coalitionhttp://www.vdh.virginia.gov/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 Formshttp://www.vdh.virginia.gov/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 CareThe goal of the Healthy Child Care Virginia program is to promote the healthy development of all children in child care, including those with …