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Technical Assistance:
Vermont

Development of a Performance-Based RFP for Correctional
Health Care Services in Vermont

Topic
In March 2013, the DOC contracted with Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) to help the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) determine how best to design a contract for correctional health care services, in alignment with ongoing federal and state health reforms. This case study describes the policy environment that prompted the Vermont DOC’s health care system, in partnership with community-based organizations, to develop the first statewide performance-based Request for Proposals (RFP) and subsequent contract for correctional health care services.

Author
Ben Watts, M.B.A., Research Associate,
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services