New Zero Suicide Data Dashboard Offers Precise Tracking of Suicide Prevention Goals
After a pilot period, the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard tool is now available to for all implementers.
The Zero Suicide Data Dashboard is a practical tool for healthcare organizations to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely Zero Suicide goals. The Zero Suicide Data Dashboard is now available, providing a systematic approach to monitoring progress in the ongoing effort to provide safer suicide care.
This Dashboard serves as the first nationally accessible resource that tracks processes and outcomes that are related to the implementation of suicide-specific best practices in real-world care contexts.
The Rationale Behind the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard
The development of the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard was a response to a practical need: healthcare systems need a standardized way to track the progress of their Zero Suicide implementation efforts.
Developed from the existing Zero Suicide Data Elements Worksheet, this dashboard serves as a companion tool for the Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study and the Zero Suicide Work Plan Template, resources made freely available on the Zero Suicide Toolkit at ZeroSuicide.edc.org.
Zero Suicide Data Dashboard Pilot Project
Staff from six diverse healthcare systems, encompassing inpatient, outpatient, community behavioral health, emergency departments, and county-level health departments, participated in the pilot. All systems had some prior experience with the Zero Suicide framework.
Participants were provided with training on utilizing the Data Dashboard, including identifying user groups, accessing and interpreting data, and engaging leadership for quality improvement. Their positive feedback highlighted the Dashboard's ease of use and value in tracking best practices and performance comparisons.
Key Features of the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard
The Zero Suicide Data Dashboard enables organizations to input, amend, and oversee data related to their implementation of the various elements within the Zero Suicide framework.
Key features include:
- Progress Tracking Over Time: The Dashboard empowers organizations to visualize the long-term effects of changes made within healthcare and behavioral health institutions.
- Customization: Organizations can tailor user accounts to customize data entry and ensure reports reflect their unique requirements.
Functional Aspects of the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard
The Zero Suicide Data Dashboard is a user-friendly online portal. The Dashboard focuses on critical areas of measurement to maintain fidelity to a comprehensive suicide care model.
The Dashboard supports Zero Suicide implementers in:
- Precise Progress Measurement: Implementers can easily access and enter data, ensuring they are on track to achieving their Zero Suicide goals.
- Identifying Successes and Areas for Improvement: Implementers are encouraged to input data into the Data Dashboard every three months. This frequency allows for an in-depth examination of outcomes, which, in turn, helps organizations celebrate their successes and pinpoint areas that need improvement.
Getting Started with the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard
To access the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard, follow the link provided below. Please note that you will need to create a user account, specific to the Dashboard, and log in to begin using this tool.
The Dashboard comes equipped with step-by-step guidance and easy-to-understand resources on how to get started, which enable organizations to systematically track and communicate their progress toward Zero Suicide goals.
As suicide prevention remains a paramount focus on healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations, the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard is a valuable asset for organizations to help them make data-informed decisions and drive positive change in the realm of suicide care.