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EDC - National Zero Suicide Academy
EDC - National Zero Suicide Academy
Zero Suicide Institute
Mon, April 25, 2022 @ 10:00 AM — Tue, April 26, 2022 @ 06:00 PM (EDT)
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The Zero Suicide Academy® is EDC’s signature two-day training for health and behavioral health organizations seeking to dramatically reduce suicides among those in their care.



April 25 & 26, 2022



Online Academy





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 Institute staff and faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, collaborating with participants to develop organization-specific action plans.


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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 and sustain their effort;


» Create collaborative links between participating organizations in order to share lessons learned, unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, and training decisions; and 


» Support systems to design a successful action plan for their Zero Suicide implementation.



All health and behavioral health systems are eligible to apply (e.g., CMHCs, integrated delivery networks, FQHCs, tribally operated 638 programs, emergency departments, integrated primary care/behavioral health, urban Indian health organizations). Applicants are to attend the Zero Suicide Academy® with a team of 3-6 individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system's Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for the team composition include: 


» At least one senior leader/management (irrespective or discipline area). Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g., CEO, COO, Medical Doctor, CIO, ED)


» 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.


» At least one person who supervises the direct patient care.


» At least one person with lived experience.



All organizations wishing to be considered for the Zero Suicide Academy® will submit the application by the due date. The application will be reviewed by Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI); a complete application will be required including at least 3 team members selected to attend and the completed organizational self study. Applications are due by April 11, 2022.



A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study must 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.

Registration: Closed
Event Dates
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Registration Closes
April 14, 2022 @ 11:00 pm
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EDC-Hosted National Zero Suicide Academy - Apr 25 & 26, 2022
EDC-Hosted National Zero Suicide Academy - Apr 25 & 26, 2022
$ 5,500.00 
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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:
  3. Briefly describe the members of your Zero Suicide implementation team and their relevant skills, knowledge, and experience.
  4. 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.

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is to be completed by your implementation team members, along with your application.