Populations and Settings

Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health

Doctor and patient

At the center of the Zero Suicide framework is the need for primary health and behavioral health to work together to provide high-quality care for those at risk for suicide. While behavioral health care providers in the best position to provide comprehensive care, primary care providers have more frequent opportunities to assess for suicide risk. 

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Suicide Care Pathway Coding for Primary and Behavioral Health Care presents codes applicable to a care pathway in primary and behavioral health care systems.

In 2001, Henry Ford Behavioral Health was the first to pioneer and conceptualize “zero suicides” as a goal, and develop a care pathway to assess and modify suicide risk...

The Joint Commission has released a new compendium of Suicide Prevention resources, Zero Suicide among them, to support the implementation of National Patient Safety...

NowMattersNow.org has created a template for Caring Contacts that includes a printable card redirecting recipients to the resources...

The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings (emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient clinics/...


SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.