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Supporting Zero Suicide Systems Consultation

We use tailored consultation to coach states, counties, coalitions, funders, and more to efficiently and effectively support healthcare systems along their Zero Suicide implementation journies.

Supporting Zero Suicide Systems

Our Supporting Zero Suicide Systems Consultation consultation package is tailored for organizations that provide direct support for the system-wide adoption of Zero Suicide in healthcare systems. Consultation can range from exploring how to implement all seven elements of Zero Suicide to focusing on a specific few areas to improve the consistency of implementation efforts. In-person or online, we provide customized support tailored to meet your specific needs.

Process

As we begin our work with your team, we will first gain an understanding of what your system currently has in place and what your goals are for safer suicide care. We offer consultancy packages that can include regularly scheduled 60-minute sessions as well as more intensive full-day sessions, in-person or online. The number of sessions within a consultation package is determined by need.

The length and frequency of the consultation depend on your goals and timelines; we suggest you choose what best fits your team's needs. If you are a large system with multiple teams, we can offer to host a Community of Practice for up to 16 teams. Teams from one system may represent different departments, locations, or service lines. 

Once we collaboratively determine what your needs are, we will recommend a consultancy package to help you achieve your goals.

Topics

We will help your team determine a focus for your consultation package, selected from a variety of topics. Below are a few examples of topics and related areas, though we may identify others in our planning work with your team.

Leadership and Planning
  • Preparing for Organizational Self Studies and Workforce Surveys
  • Identify and implementing system-level supports for safer suicide care
  • Incorporating Zero Suicide into other initiatives 
Communication and Engagement
  • Strategic planning to scale and spread Zero Suicide throughout your system
  • Engaging community partners to extend Zero Suicide into your community
  • Furthering the integration of lived experience of suicide
Safer Suicide Care
  • Review of best practices and application within systems
  • Developing universal screening and assessment practices
  • Ensuring the system has treatment of suicidality and necessary transitions/warm hand-offs
Improvement
  • Understanding how to support the continuous quality improvement cycle 
  • Developing Zero Suicide fidelity monitoring practices to determine if interventions, workflows, and procedures are working as intended
Training and Technical Assistance 
  • Building support for trainings that can be accessed by multiple organizations 
  • Determining data metrics and establishing analysis practices 
  • Development of specific resources and tools for the organizations 
Sustainability 
  • Developing outcome stories to share with stakeholders and funders
  • Creating an evaluation plan of your systems Zero Suicide implementation

Contact Us

Contact us to set up an initial call with our experts in Zero Suicide, so we can learn about your current efforts and goals.  As we learn about your system, we will guide you in determining topics and the number of sessions for your consultation package.  

You may book an initial meeting with Barb Gay on Calendly or reach out to our team at Solutions@edc.org