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Vermonters are healthy

% of Medicaid beneficiaries age 10-17 screened for depression

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Story Behind the Curve

Data is forthcoming.

Partners
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Vermont Department of Mental Health
  • School health and mental health professionals
  • Community faith leaders
  • Center for Health and Learning
  • Community primary clinical care providers
  • University of Vermont / Vermont Child Health Improvement Program
What Works

A variety of screening tools have been developed and successfully used to screen for depression. Use of this HEDIS data can be used toward CQI process and increased routine application of the screen by practitioners in adolescent clinical visits.

Strategy
Why Is This Important?

Depression can be a debilitating condition for all ages and may not be well recognized in youth. A variety of screening tools have been developed and successfully used to screen for depression. Although not all youth who are depressed will consider suicide, screening and awareness of a suicidal ideation is also an important component of the youth’s treatment by both medical and mental health professionals.

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
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