Statewide Assessments and Planning
The Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new test of an alternative payment model in which the most significant payers throughout the entire state – Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health care payers – incentivize health care value and quality, with a focus on health outcomes, under the same payment structure for the majority of providers throughout the state’s care delivery system and transform health care for the entire state and its population.
All-Payer Model goals linking the health care delivery system to population health improvement and public health:
1) Increase access to primary care
2) Reduce deaths due to suicide and drug overdose
3) Reduce the prevalence and morbidity of chronic disease
- Vermont State Health Assessment: A five-year update on what we know about the health status of Vermonters, perpared by the Department of Health.
- Vermont State Health Improvement Plan: A strategic plan for improvement based on the State Health Assessment.
- Vermont Health Scorecards: Report card on actions Vermont is taking to achieve its health goals.
Community Needs and Assessments
- Agency of Human Services Community Profiles: Interactive profiles that consider specific indicators for Economic Opportunity, Equitable Access and Resilient Communities.
- Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Data Explorer Community Profiles: Topic specific health data by county, health district and hosptial service area. Access data at a local level, view trends over time, and visualize health indicators on Vermont maps.
- Blueprint for Health Profiles: Reports by Hospital Service Area which examine health status, utilization and outcomes.
- Hospital Report Cards and Needs Assessments: Hospital specific information related to quality, cost for common services, staffing levels, patient safety, financial information as well as community needs assessments and targeted priority areas for improvement.
- Needs Assessment Summary: Highlights Hospital Service Area priorities based on the most recent needs assessments
Social Vulnerability Index
A planning tool to evaluate the relative social vulnerability across the state. It can be used if there is a disease outbreak or in the event of an emergency - either natural or human-caused - to identify populations that may need more help.