Health Care Leaders: LGBTQ Discrimination has no place in Vermont
As leaders in Vermont's health care system, we are committed to providing care and services without discrimination, regardless of who you are and who you love. Vermont’s hospitals, providers, health care professionals, and insurers will not change our practices based on new federal guidance that attempts to strip protections from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Every LGBTQ Vermonter must be able to access health care without fear of discrimination. Vermont law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in health care today, and Vermont's health care community stands united against this discrimination.
Along with our continued commitment to provide care and services without discrimination, we recommit to improving the ways we serve the LGBTQ community.
● You can contact the Pride Center of Vermont's SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program
If you do experience health care discrimination or other issues accessing care, you have resources:
during office hours at 802-863-0003 or by emailing email@example.com .
The SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program’s mission is to end violence and
discrimination in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and
HIV-affected (LGBTQ+) people in Vermont.
● You can contact the Department of Financial Regulation by phone at
833-DFR-HOTLINE or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . DFR is
committed to ensuring Vermonters, especially those in marginalized and vulnerable
communities, have access to medically necessary care.
● You can contact the Health Care Advocate HelpLine by phone at 800-917-778 or by
email at HCA@vtlegalaid.org . The Office of the Health Care Advocate is a free
resource available to help everyone in Vermont solve problems related to health
care, including health insurance and health care access.
AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
Karen Peterson | Executive Director
email@example.com | 802-254-8263
Bi-State Primary Care Association
Georgia Maheras | VP Policy & Strategy
firstname.lastname@example.org | 857-234-5171
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Sara Teachout | Director of Government and Media Relations
email@example.com | 802-371-3254
Department of Financial Regulation
Michael S. Pieciak | Commissioner
Michael.Pieciak@Vermont.Gov | 802-828-2380
HealthFirst Independent Practice Association
Susan Ridzon | Executive Director
HIV/HCV Resource Center
Laura Byrne | Executive Director
Office of the Health Care Advocate
Mike Fisher | Chief Health Care Advocate
firstname.lastname@example.org | 800-917-7787
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Lucy Leriche | VP Vermont Public Affairs, PPNNE
Lucy.Leriche@ppnne.org | 802-598-4182
Recovery House, Inc.
Chadd Viger | CEO
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Stephen Leffler, MD | President & Chief Operating Officer
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Jeff Tieman | President and Chief Executive Officer
Jocelyn@VAHHS.org | 802-355-0915
Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Dr Joshua Green | President
Vermont Care Partners
Julie Tessler | Co-Executive Director
email@example.com | 802-279-0464
Peter Jacobsen | Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | 802-863-2437
Vermont's Free & Referral Clinics
Steven Maier | Executive Director
email@example.com | 802-448-4280
Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project
Sean Londergan | State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
firstname.lastname@example.org | 802-383-2227
Vermont Medical Society
Jessa Barnard | Executive Director
Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.
Catherine E. Fulton | Executive Director
email@example.com | 802-229-2449
VNAs of Vermont
Jill Mazza Olson | Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | 802-249-8491
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