Vermont Care Partners (VCP) is proud to announce that Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC), Community Care Network/Rutland Mental Health Services (RMHS), Northeastern Family Institute (NFI), Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), and Clara Martin Center (CMC) have achieved certification as a Vermont Care Partners Center of Excellence. These agencies join other agencies previously certificated including Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS), United Counseling Service (UCS), Howard Center (HC), and Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (NCSS). Agencies earn this certification when the agency demonstrates its provision of high quality and accessible comprehensive services to people living with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Vermont Care Partners’ Center of Excellence Certification builds upon the work of the National Council for Behavioral Health. The goal of the certification is quality improvement across the 16 agency network using measures that speak to the impact of each agency’s services and can inform state-wide payment reform efforts. After a rigorous review by peer leaders and an external blind review from the Jeffords Institute for Quality at the University of Vermont, CSAC, RMHS, NFI, HCRS, and CMC are now certified as VCP Centers of Excellence.
It is notable that quality improvement work continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic. VCP network agencies continue to expand their efforts as a VCP Center of Excellence despite drastic changes to service provision and needs as a result of the pandemic. Now, more than ever, high quality care is needed. Normally, agencies achieving the VCP COE certification are celebrated at the VCP Annual conference. During this extraordinary time requiring physical distancing for safety, we invite you to view a celebratory video about VCP COE and the awarded agencies on our website.
Information about these important achievements and the celebration of CSAC, RMHS, NFI, HCRS, and CMC and other certified agencies can be found at www.vermontcarepartners.org.
Vermont Care Partners (VCP) is a statewide network of community based agencies providing mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities services and supports. Supporting Vermonters to live healthy and satisfying lives community by community.