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. 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. 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:
Anchors, or specific expectations, are included for most components following this guide:
|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.|