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Emergency Department visits for self-harm rate per 100,000 Vermonters


Story Behind the Curve

This data can be used to inform public health and mental health planners for a variety of programs including measuring the burden on mental health issue in Vermont's emergency departments, follow up for the patient upon ED discharge, etc.

  • University of Vermont/Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Vermont Department of Mental Health
  • Vermont Suicide Prevention Center 
What Works

This data will support assessment for need or evaluation of certain evidenced based programming such screening for suicidal ideation in hte medical home and also increased communication with primary care or mental health provider.


The data will guide the overall planning for the Departments of Health And Mental Health and for state partners to coordinate systems work on suicide prevention programming.

Why Is This Important?

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 information.

Notes on Methodology

Data is updated as it becomes available and timing may vary by data source. For more information about this indicator, click here.

This indicator is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Source is VT Uniform Hospital Discharge Dataset. Data includes all Vermont residents, including those seen in hospitals out of state. As a result of incorporating out of state data, there may be a delay that would affect the ability to perform final calculations for more recent years.  

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