Originally Presented on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
Join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and American Association of Teaching Health Centers for a special office hours webinar on Suicide Safer Care. Suicide is a devastating public health crisis. Suicide rates in the U.S. increased by 35% from 1999 to 2018, and after a brief two-year decline, these rates increased once more in 2021. As nearly half of individuals who end their lives by suicide visit a primary care provider in the month before their passing, however, providers and organizations in primary care settings can play vital roles in recognizing and intervening with patients at risk.
How can you or your organization incorporate Suicide Safer Care to help prevent suicide in patients and healthcare professionals alike? Join Dr. Virna Little, national suicide prevention expert and Chief Operating Officer of Zero Overdose, for a dedicated Q&A session to ask for guidance on topics such as:
- Understanding the scope of the crisis, specific risk factors, clinical pathways, and identification and management of patients at risk for suicide
- How to better incorporate suicide prevention in primary care, including financial and workforce sustainability
- Supporting healthcare professionals who themselves may be at risk of suicide
- And more.
- Dr. Virna Little, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Zero Overdose, Special Advisor on Research and Policy and Co-Founder, Concert Health, Advisory Council Member, ACU
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.