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Health Service metrics are regularly reported each fiscal year as part of the DOC's Budget Performance Measures.
The SFI-Designation and Point-in-Time MAT Reports below provide more detailed information from the Population Characteristics, Violent Crime, and Minimum Release reports, which are all available within the Reports and Data section of the website.
In instances when there are a small number of individuals under a category creating identifiable information, data are collapsed or removed from the table/figure for confidentiality.
Serious Functional Impairment (SFI)-Designation Reports
Point-in-time report that examines the SFI-Designated population in relation to the general incarcerated population across a variety of metrics. These reports are updated on the last day of each calendar year quarter.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Act 176 (hyperlinked here), effective July 1, 2018, directs Vermont correctional facilities to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to incarcerated individuals receiving MAT prior to entering a correctional facility for as long as medically necessary. Additionally, the law requires that Vermont correctional facilities assess and commence buprenorphine-specific MAT if it is deemed medically necessary by a provider authorized to prescribe buprenorphine. The incarcerated individual shall be authorized to receive the medication as soon as possible and for as long as medically necessary. Lastly, the law requires correctional facilities to transfer incarcerated individuals from buprenorphine to methadone if methadone is determined to be medically necessary by a provider authorized to prescribe methadone and the individual elects to do so.
Point-in-Time MAT Report
Point-in-time report that examines the population receiving MAT in relation to the general incarcerated population across a variety of metrics. These reports are updated on the last day of each calendar year quarter.
Longitudinal report that examines the incarcerated population receiving MAT since September 1, 2018 after Act 176 was fully implemented in Vermont in-state correctional facilities. These reports are updated quarterly.
Partnership with Department for Vermont Health Access (DVHA) Blueprint Team
Beginning in 2019, the Vermont Department of Corrections (VT DOC) and Department for Vermont Health Access (DVHA) collaborated to perform a longitudinal survivor study. Using Medicaid claims data, DVHA matched individuals who received MAT while incarcerated and were then released to analyze engagement and continuity of care post release in the community. See the link below for an infographic of the results of these analyses.
Partnership with Vermont Department of Health (VDH)
The Vermont Department of Corrections (VT DOC) and Vermont Department of Health (VDH) partnered on a data brief on the 3-4-50 concept that demonstrates that 3 health behaviors contribute to the 4 chronic diseases that claim the lives of more than 50% of Vermonters. VDH provides this information utilizing statewide data and with special populations, including with data supplied from the VT DOC on the incarcerated population. See below for a link to VDH's website where the 3-4-50 data brief lives.