LGBT individuals smoke at a higher rate than heterosexual/straight individuals. They often have risk factors for smoking that include daily stress related to prejudice and stigma that they may face.
The Vermont Diversity Health Project exists to improve the health and wellness of LGBTQ Vermonters. It includes a statewide database where patients who are LGBTQ can find “queer-friendly” providers.
HOW TO ACCESS OR REFER
Your practice can:
- Take advantage of free best practices training for you and your staff which helps create a safe and affirming space for these patients.
- Register your practice as a “Queer Friendly Provider” on the database.
And, because LGBT individuals who work with a Quit Coach and use Quit medications have the best chance of quitting for good, your referral to 802Quits is a very easy and effective step to take.