The programmatic approach of Zero Suicide is based on the realization that suicidal individuals often fall through multiple cracks in a fragmented and sometimes distracted health care system, and on the premise that a systematic approach to quality improvement is necessary. Essential dimensions of suicide prevention for health care systems (health care plans or care organizations serving a defined population of consumers such as behavioral health programs, integrated delivery systems, and comprehensive primary care programs) have been identified as necessary for a comprehensive approach.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (1) describe the seven dimensions of Zero Suicide and how they differ from the status quo of suicide care and (2) discuss the tools and recommended next steps for health care organizations seeking to adopt a Zero Suicide approach.
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