The Zero Suicide Institute believes that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. Its framework is based on the realization that suicidal people often fall through the cracks in a fast-paced and sometimes fragmented healthcare system. A systematic approach to quality improvement in these systems is both available and necessary to save lives.
Zero Suicide provides such an approach: Its implementation requires transformative change that cannot be borne solely by the practitioners providing clinical care. Zero Suicide requires a system-wide approach to improve outcomes and close care gaps.
Successful applicants will join the Cardinal Health Zero Suicide Collaborative and make the following commitments:
- To patient safety, the most fundamental responsibility of healthcare
- To the safety and support of clinical staff, who do the demanding work of treating and supporting suicidal patients
- To support the larger community focus on suicide prevention.
If your healthcare organization is ready to make these commitments, we invite you to review our request for proposal, and apply to join the Cardinal Health Zero Suicide Collaborative.