The Vermont Public Health Association (VtPHA) is a membership organization whose purpose is to protect and promote personal, community and environmental health within our State.
VtPHA is a statewide membership organization that seeks to positively influence the health of all Vermonters and provide an important voice on public health issues at the national, state and local level.
VtPHA Statement on the Texas Abortion Ban
The Vermont Public Health Association (VtPHA) is extremely concerned over the newly enacted Texas statute banning abortion at six weeks of pregnancy and the Supreme Court’s failure to block this harmful legislation. Women have a right to full reproductive health care, including abortion services. The Texas legislation intentionally negates a woman’s right to choose and enables enforcement by intimidation and vigilantism by actions of citizens who oppose a woman’s right to reproductive choice. The Texas law is now emboldening other states to do the same. The VtPHA applauds our Vermont Congressional Delegation and our Vermont State legislators who are working to codify abortion rights at both the state and national level.
The situation and the public health response to the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus is rapidly changing. Information for public health professionals, providers, and the public is constantly being revised to reflect the latest knowledge and guidance about this disease. For the most up to date information on public health and clinical response, please visit the Vermont Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control website.
For information on how to be part of the response effort, click here.
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Welcome from past Board Member Madison Shaffer
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