- 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.
Bronson Healthcare system serves patients and families throughout southwest Michigan and northern Indiana by offering a full range of services from primary care to advanced critical care. In 2015, Bronson created a behavioral health department and, in 2016, was awarded a $160,000 grant from Priority Health to develop integrated behavioral health (IBH) teams and to implement Zero Suicide in all settings, starting with primary care.
The Chickasaw Nation Departments of Health and Family Services began Zero Suicide implementation in September 2016, first starting in the emergency department (ED) and soon after expanding to all clinical settings (outpatient clinic visits, dental visits, ED visits, acute and intensive care unit admissions).
This suicide risk screening pathway from the National Institute for Mental Health's ASQ Suicide Risk Screening Toolkit is designed for outpatient primary care and speciality clinics to be used during te
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- ToolsBest Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care
To help close these gaps that put individuals at increased risk for suicide after a psychiatric hospitalization, the Action Alliance (Care Transitions Advisory Group) developed
The Joint Commission released a revision of National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01 in May 2019 with seven new and revised elements of performance applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and behavioral health care organizations effective July 1, 2019.
The Prevention in Primary Care: A Toolkit for Primary Care Clinicians and Leaders provides information summarized for providers speaking to clients about suicide risk, including some helpful provider communication tips, a list of recommended trainings and resources to learn more, leaders
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 for patients with depression.