August 28, 2018
Chickasaw Nation Honored for Zero Suicide Implementation Efforts

For their implementation of Zero Suicide at the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health, the Chickasaw Nation and its departments of Family Services and Health have been selected to receive a 2018 National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board. This award honors an individual or organization whose work has made an impact on American Indian/Alaska Native health care on a national level.

Dr. Shannon Dial, Executive Officer, and the Zero Suicide team serve in the Division of Integrated Services in the Department of Family Services for the Chickasaw Nation. In this role, Dr. Dial oversees a multidisciplinary approach to addressing a patient’s overall health needs, which includes a biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual approach.

The award will be presented at the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference in Oklahoma City. The National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) is the largest American Indian and Alaska Native specific gathering each year focused specifically on health. For more information about the conference, follow this link:

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.