November 2023 – January 2024
Suicide rates reached their highest recorded levels in 2022. As vital providers of primary care, community health centers (CHCs) can play a key role in addressing this public health crisis. Half of individuals who end their lives by suicide visit a primary care provider in the month before their passing, making these visits key opportunities to intervene.
Join a webinar series from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and the Missouri Primary Care Association to learn evidence-based strategies to identify and intervene with patients at risk, to support clinicians and staff who may themselves be at risk, and to create a culture of Suicide Safer Care for all at CHCs.
- Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Special Advisor for Advocacy and Research and Co-Founder of Concert Health, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Zero Overdose
More Resources on Suicide Safer Care
Using the Zero Suicide framework as a foundation and with the generous support of the Centene Corporation, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved created the Suicide Safer Care curriculum to train primary care providers and their teams on skills for suicide risk assessment, evidence-based interventions, referral and transition when needed, and changing the culture of addressing suicide risk across clinical practice. Learn more about the curriculum and useful resources for primary care providers, including pediatric, geriatric, and adult suicide prevention toolkits.