What is an Organizational Self-Study?

Online Portal

This is the online portal for the Organizational Self-Study. At the bottom of this page, you will be prompted to log in and begin your Self-Study.

Overview

The Organizational Self-Study is designed to assess what components of the comprehensive Zero Suicide approach are currently in place and the degree to which the components are embedded within key clinical areas. The Organizational Self-Study also helps to assess organizational and clinical area-specific strengths and opportunities for development across each component.

If you would like to preview the questions before taking the survey, a PDF version can be found in the Toolkit. Recommendations for taking the Self-Study can be found in the Toolkit's Lead section.

General Guide to Rating

Each component of the Zero Suicide model is measured on a rating scale from 1 to 5. The scale is intended to balance minimal reporting burden with measuring implementation for the most essential parts of the model. Anchors, or specific expectations, are included for most components following this guide:

Rating Description
1 Routine care or care as usual for this item. The organization has not yet focused specifically on developing or embedding a suicide care approach for this activity.
2 Initial actions toward improvement taken for this item. The organization has taken some preliminary or early steps to focus on improving suicide care.
3 Several steps toward improvement made for this item. The organization has made several steps toward advancing an improved suicide approach.
4 Near comprehensive practices in place for this item. The organization has significantly advanced its suicide care approach.
5 Comprehensive practices in place for this item. The organization has embedded suicide care in its approach and now relies on monitoring and maintenance to ensure sustainability and continuous quality improvement.

Self-Study Terms and Conditions

By entering information on this portal, your organization agrees to share data from the Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) for analytic purposes and to improve public health practice. Your organization will have access to its unique data, which will not be shared with other parties without written permission. Additionally, all data entered into the portal will be analyzed in aggregate, by combining all sites taking part in the survey, removing site names and local identifiers. Should results be submitted for publication, EDC will use only aggregate data and will not refer to specific clinics or sites unless permission is granted in advance. If you have any questions regarding the use of this portal for data collection, please contact Chelsea Booth: cbooth@edc.org.

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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) 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.