This measure, coupled with Vermont’s numbers of actual suicides, will inform our knowledge of population based suicide related behaviors.
These data can inform practitioners and public health planners as to
how to plan interventions that are designed for both the individual
practitioner and also community based prevention.
This indicator is part of Healthy
Vermonters 2020 (the State Health Assessment) that documents the health status
of Vermonters at the start of the decade and the population health indicators
and goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020. Click here for more