The Hicks Foundation

Founder, Allison Hicks, and Executive Director, Emily Blistein, discuss the January 2009 Free Screening day on Burlington Public Television. View the show here.


In addition to partnering with local providers at our annual Free Screening Days, The Hicks Foundation works to link all Vermonters with access to medical resources, health care and insurance in Vermont. Here are some resources to help you access that care.



Green Mountain Care: Are you uninsured or do you know someone who is? Too many vermonters are uninsured and more are losing their insurance due to job loss. Green Mountain Care is a family of low-cost and free health coverage programs for Vermonters and is offered by the state of Vermont and its partners. Sign up and encourage those around you to do the same! Click here for more information.


Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security and Education: VCHCSE’s goal is to ensure every Vermonter has access to affordable, high quality health insurance. The fine folks at this non profit organization will work to educate you about, and assist you in enrolling in, the State of Vermont’s health care programs: Catamount Health, VHAP, Dr Dynasaur and Medicaid. Find them here.


Ladies First: Ladies First is a health screening program for Vermont women. Ladies First removes financial barriers which prevents many women from being screened for breast and cervical cancer and heart disease. You might be eligible! Find outhere.

Federally funded through a grant to the Health Department, Ladies First pays for:

  • annual mammograms
  • clinical breast exams
  • pelvic exams
  • cervical Pap tests
  • instruction in breast self-exam
  • cardiovascular disease risk factor (cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes) screening.