Surveillance Success Stories – Vermont
March 03, 2016
An analysis of data from Vermont’s Department of Mental Health Management Information System and the state Vital Records Office revealed that only 21 of the 103 residents who died by suicide in 2013 received services from a public mental health agency. This demonstrated the importance of accessing data from private behavioral health care providers and large hospitals in neighboring states in suicide surveillance activities. You can find more information on this project in Surveillance Success Stories – Vermont.
This story is part of SPRC’s Surveillance Success Story Series, which describes how states, tribes, and health systems access and analyze data on suicide deaths and attempts, and use data to inform evaluation and program planning.