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Manchester VA Medical Center Zero Suicide Academy
Manchester VA Medical Center Zero Suicide Academy
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Zero Suicide Academy Application

ACADEMY

Manchester, New Hampshire VA Medical Center Zero Suicide Academy


DATES

May 12-13, 2021


LOCATION

Manchester, New Hampshire Virtual Academy - Online


SPONSORING ORGANIZATION EMAIL

beth.alves@va.gov


ACADEMY DESCRIPTION

The Zero Suicide Academy is a two-day training for senior leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. Using the Zero Suicide framework, participants learn how to incorporate best and promising practices into their organizations and processes to improve care and safety for individuals at risk. Zero Suicide faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, collaborating with participants to develop organization-specific action plans.


The objectives of the Zero Suicide Academy are to:

» Provide organizations interested in adopting a Zero Suicide approach with the skills and information necessary to launch their effort;

» Create collaborative links between the organizations launching these initiatives in order to provide mentorship and support so that the perspectives, knowledge, and skills of each inform the work of the others; and

» Aid in developing implementation plans for the Zero Suicide initiatives at each participating organization.


PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY

Applicants are to attend the Zero Suicide Academy with a team of 4 individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system's Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for team composition include:


Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g. CEO, Medical Director, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Director, CIO, or IT Lead)


  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective or discipline area).
  • At least one person who manages your electronic health records (EHR) system, quality improvement, or risk management.
  • At least one person (e.g., case manager, psychologist, social worker, nurse, other) who provides care to patients daily.



SELECTION CRITERIA

All organizations wishing to be considered for the Zero Suicide Academy will submit the application by April 14, 2021 at 11:55 PM EST. We are inviting applications from across the state of New Hampshire, however, those organizations providing services in the counties of Carroll, Belknap, Stafford, Rockingham, Hillsborough, and Merrimack will be given priority. Additionally, applicants should be prepared to continue collaborating with the Manchester VA Medical Center and Zero Suicide Institute for additional consultation and a virtual community of practice (a series of online consultation meetings over several months) after the Zero Suicide Academy.


ORGANIZATIONAL SELF-STUDY

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is to be completed by your implementation team members, along with your application. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies. If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. To access these resources, you will need to create an account on the Zero Suicide website.

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Zero Suicide Academy May 12 & 13, 2021, 8:30am - 4pm EST
Zero Suicide Academy May 12 & 13, 2021, 8:30am - 4pm EST
 

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:


  1. A letter of commitment written by the organization's CEO/Senior Executive Leader. The CEO/Senior Executive Leader should review and approve the submission and agree to the strategy proposed.
  2. A narrative that, in two to four pages, responds to the following:
  • Briefly describe (1) the members of your Zero Suicide implementation team and their relevant skills, knowledge, and experience; (2) your organization’s experience serving Veterans.
  • What are your team's goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy and what does the team hope to learn during the training?


Note: Zero Suicide implementation team members should include persons who can both champion Zero Suicide with passion and those who have some power and influence in your system. This can include clinical directors, senior clinical staff with coordination over a certain area or department, information technology, risk management or quality improvement, or person with lived experience.


For more information or questions about submitting an application please contact: zerosuicide@edc.org

 
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