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Barriers to Care

5 reasons why historically marginalized groups face unique challenges when it comes to mental health treatment.

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Ask the Expert: How to Talk to Children about LGBTQIA+

In this Q&A, pediatrician Anna Hankins, MD, shares her advice for open, curious conversations with your child around LGBTQIA+, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Children's Health Caregiving Teenagers Parenting Suicide Prevention Transgender Health

‘An opportunity we shouldn’t pass up’

Irene KeruBo is delivering one very important message to the resettled African community: Get the COVID vaccine. And she’s doing it in song.

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Racism, Health and Creating Stronger Communities - Part 1

Marissa Coleman, PsyD, is a staff psychologist at the UVM Medical Center and Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. Coleman presents trainings on trauma-informed care, cultural humility and racial equity internationally. Here, she shares her insights on racial inequity, white privilege and having uncomfortable conversations.

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Racism, Health and Creating Stronger Communities - Part 2

Marissa Coleman, PsyD, is a staff psychologist at the UVM Medical Center and Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. Coleman presents trainings on trauma-informed care, cultural humility and racial equity internationally. Here, she shares her insights on racial inequity, white privilege and having uncomfortable conversations.

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Raising Children to be Anti-Racist: Advice for White Families

Many parents are looking for ways to teach their children the importance of seeking out diverse people, ideas, and experiences while learning, themselves, that the goal is equitable treatment for our Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Here is advice from one of our pediatric child psychologists.

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Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 Isolation Increases Risk for LGBTQ+ Community

During Pride Month, it's important to be aware that our LGBTQ+ community has faced increased mental health and safety risks due to COVID-19 isolation. Learn what you should know.

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Black History Month Perspective: "Providing Culturally Humble Care"

Wherever we work in health care, it’s our responsibility to meet each person who comes to us with a perspective that is unclouded by internal bias or prejudice. In recognition of Black History Month, we checked in with Marissa Coleman, PsyD, who is a Staff Psychologist within the Department of Psychological Services. Her role includes

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A Physician’s Perspective: Why Collecting Information About Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Matters

Kathy Mariani, MD, is a primary care physician at South Burlington Family Medicine. She describes why including information about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) as part of the Epic upgrade will empower clinicians to provide the best care for our patients. What is your experience with SOGI issues and caring for LGBTQ+ patients? I’m

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Let’s Talk Pronouns

A conversation about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in health care. Treating all of our patients with respect, dignity and compassion is central to our patient- and family-centered approach to care. As part of the rollout of our enhanced electronic health record across the UVM Health Network, we will begin asking patients to identify

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Timna’s Story: Raising a Transgender Child

From a young age, our daughter told us in different ways that she was going to need something special to grow into the person she was destined to be. It took time for us all to develop the language we needed to understand that journey. Read Timna's story.

Children's Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Parenting Patient Stories Transgender Health

New Ways We’re Showing Our PRIDE

Hippocrates wrote: “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” That sentiment aptly describes the ways in which providers, patients, families and staff work together to make the UVM Medical Center a safe, inclusive and affirming organization for all, including our LGBTQ+ community. We are excited to highlight our

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Building Gender Inclusion in Women's Services

Each day, the doctors and staff of the outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinics (known as Women’s Services) support patients through complicated pregnancies, new cancer diagnoses, and a variety of other deeply personal healthcare concerns, as well as routine care like Pap smears and birth control prescriptions, all with the greatest empathy and respect. But, what would it

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How We Are Improving Healthcare Experiences for LGBTQ+ Patients & Families

We recently received feedback from a transgender patient who sought care at our organization. She felt angry and disappointed to read her clinical treatment note and see repeated use of the wrong pronoun: “he” instead of “she.” Our failure to use the correct gender pronoun contributed to this patient feeling a lack of dignity and

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