It’s the first time Vermont has collected use-of-force data for patients who seek care voluntarily, who make up about two-thirds of the state’s mental health patients.
During the early months of the pandemic, more mental health patients in Vermont were forcibly restrained, given involuntary medication, and put in seclusion.
About 115 staffers have left since January. Union officials say the departures have affected patient care.
The state’s largest psychiatric facility is considering reducing its capacity after state officials said they won’t provide the facility with $2 million in cash.
A forthcoming report will lay out a blueprint that aims to guide Vermont toward a system where mental health services are more community-based and more integrated with physical health care.
News Release — Vermont Care Partners Jan. 28, 2019 CONTACT: Lance Metayer [email protected] 802-582-8039 Vermont Care Partners Trains 30 New Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructors On January 7th -11th, Vermont Care Partners (VCP) trained 30 new adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors. As a result, VCP now has a network of 75 youth […]
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The fiscal 2019 budget statute allocates $5 million over four years to come up with ways to recruit, train and retain “high quality” workers.
Changes in medications, practice and policy have brought about tremendous good in the ensuing decades. But I believe the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.
News Release — University of Vermont Medical Center June 11, 2018 Contact: Annie Mackin (802) 847-2886 Making connections, improving lives in Chittenden County With help of Collective Impact grants, local organizations join together BURLINGTON, VT – With the support of three grants recently awarded by the UVM Medical Center from its Community Health Investment Fund, […]
A new partnership will allow patients in emergency rooms to undergo psychiatric exams via video.
The mental health and addiction hospital has been reaccredited for three years by an independent nonprofit that evaluates health care providers.
The bill would explicitly negate the Vermont Supreme Court decision Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat and Northeast Kingdom Human Services and turn back the clock to earlier standards.
While there is good reason to reassess the adequacy of mental health services, looking at the number of acute care beds is likely missing the forest for the trees.