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  • KHC seeking clinicians for 2023 quality improvement opportunities

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    KHC is currently seeking clinicians and hospitals who are interested in participating in quality improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes and prevent disease and disease progression.  KHC provides no-cost technical assistance to clinicians and hospitals participating in these initiatives.  Contact Mandy Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • Zero Suicide in Health Systems Prevention Initiative

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     Zero Suicide in Health Systems

    Prevention Initiative

    Overview
    The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC), in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), is soliciting applications from clinics interested in implementing suicide prevention. A process for that includes assessment, referral to treatment and continuity of care for individuals at risk for suicide or suicidal behaviors.
     
    Background
    Recent research shows primary care providers see individuals that die by suicide twice as often as mental health providers. An estimated 45% of individuals that died by suicide were seen the month prior to their death by a primary care provider. Primary care providers are most likely to see a patient at risk of suicide and by identifying patients at risk and referring to specialty treatment death by suicide can be prevented.
     

    Eligibility:The ideal clinic will have an innovative spirit. Having a Depression screening process in place is preferrable but not necessary.

    Clinic Benefits
    • 1 year Quality Improvement Project
    • Technical support from KHC and KDHE Staff to establish clinic workflow, data collection, and supplemental training
    • Sustainability planning and support
    Clinic Responsibilities
    • Implement process for identification and referral to specialty treatment for individuals at risk for suicide/suicidal behaviors using the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) tool
    • Completion of necessary data reporting and success stories collection including requested demographic information on program participants
    • Monthly meetings with KHC and KDHE staff for ongoing technical assistance and quality improvement
    For more information email info@khconline or call (785) 235-0763.
     
    Resources
    KDHE Zero Suicide in Health Systems 
     
    CDC Suicide Prevention
     
    988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline