AIM for Zero: Suicide Care is Health Care

September 28, 29 & 30, 2021

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AIM for Zero Suicides: Suicide Care is Healthcare

The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY) at the New York State Office of Mental Health will be hosting a suicide prevention symposium titled “AIM for Zero: Suicide Care is Healthcare.” This three-day, virtual symposium will bring together the leading suicide prevention experts to discuss the impact and importance of the Zero Suicide framework in healthcare systems, the importance of equity and inclusivity, and strategies for high impact healthcare outcomes, while highlighting cutting edge tools for implementation.

The first 500 registered attendees will receive a complimentary AIM For Zero gift package.

September 28th, 29th, 30th, 2021 - 8:30am-12:30pm EST

Agenda

DAY ONE:

Zero Suicide in Healthcare

8:30am
Opening

Welcome


Ann Marie Sullivan, MD

New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner.

9:00am
Keynote

Vision Zero: Eliminating Suicide &Transforming Healthcare


Edward Coffey, MD

Neuropsychiatrist, healthcare leadership adviser, and an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Describe the current statistics on suicide in the United States.
  • - Describe the core concepts in the Institute of Medicine’s report, Crossing the Quality Chasm.
  • - Describe the approach to ideal healthcare known as “Vision Zero.”

10:05am
Plenary

Zero Suicide Work in Emergency Departments: Opening Pandora’s Box


Ed Boudreaux, PhD

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Understand the barriers to implementing universal screening for suicide risk in healthcare settings.
  • - Become familiar with the literature on universal suicide risk screening implementation.
  • - Become familiar with latest advances in suicide risk screening.

11:05am
Plenary

If Preventing Suicide is our Target, Suicide Safe Care--in all Healthcare Settings - Is the Bullseye


Michael Hogan, PhD

Dr. Hogan formerly served as New York State Commissioner of Mental Health and now operates a consulting practice in health and behavioral health care.

Learning Objectives:

  • - The proportion of suicide decedents with a nexus to health care (over 90%).
  • - The proportion of suicide decedents with a nexus to major sectors of health care (ED's--40%+, primary care--40%+, behavioral health--25%+).
  • - The most effective method to identify risk suggesting intervention to reduce likelihood of suicide (screening and assessment).
  • - Preventive interventions for reducing cardiovascular disease and suicide risk and how they compare (CVD--statins and BPmanagement, suicide--Safety Planning Intervention, means reduction, caring contacts--compare favorably).

12:00pm
Panel

A Panel Interview with Dr. Coffey and Dr. Hogan


Michael Hogan, PhD

Dr. Hogan Formerly served as New York State Commissioner of Mental Health and now operates a consulting practice in health and behavioral health care.

Edward Coffey, MD

Dr. Coffey is a neuropsychiatrist, healthcare leadership adviser, and an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Structured Panel Objectives:

  • - Describe 1-2 conditions needed when an organization is adopting the Zero Suicide approach.
  • - Describe 1-2 barriers to healthcare systems really taking on suicide prevention as a core goal.
  • - Describe the top 1 or 2 issues that could make or break success with Zero Suicide for organizations.



Day Two:

Equity, Cultural Responsiveness and Suicide Prevention in Healthcare

8:30am
Opening Welcome

From Equality to Equity in LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention


Sam Brinton

Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Participants will be able to share 2-3 common risk factors for LGBTQ youth suicide
  • - Participants will learn how to help create safe, affirming environments for LGBTQ youth

9:00am
Keynote

Making Suicide a Never Event – Zero Suicide in Indian Country


Sade Ali

Tribal Lead and a Senior Project Associate with the Zero Suicide Institute, and retired Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Differentiate culturally-relevant screening and assessment tools that resonate with the Tribes' understandings of loss of life and any taboos around language.
  • - Incorporate an understanding of your role in safer suicide care, even if you do not provide behavioral health services.
  • - Apply the seven Zero Suicide elements in ways that are culturally resonant with Indigenous communities in NY State and based on your services.

10:05am
Plenary

Singing in a Strange Land: Suicide Prevention for Black Youth


Sherry Molock, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Learning Objectives:

  • - To provide mental health practitioners and advocates with information on evidence‐based suicide prevention strategies and methods for adolescents and young adults from communities of color.
  • - Focus on considering suicide prevention strategies that are culturally salient and relevant to youth from communities of color.

11:10am
Plenary

Best Practices for Primary Care


Virna Little

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder - Concert Health.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Understand suicide risk and prevalence in primary care settings, adult and pediatric.
  • - Developing primary care workflows that identify patients at risk and support suicide safer care.
  • - Developing skills for effective prevention activities such as safety planning and risk reduction.
  • - Gaining knowledge of best practices for suicide prevention in primary care settings.

12:00pm
Enlightening Session

A Zero Suicide Story


Wykisha McKinney

Loss Survivor and Subject Matter Expert.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Learn how Zero Suicide is a commitment to patient safety and a just culture of support for care providers.
  • - Understand what implementing Zero Suicide is and is not in health or behavioral health care settings.
  • - Learn about the unique and important perspective of people with lived experience in the zero suicide framework.



Day Three:

Going from Good to Great in Suicide Care

8:30am
Welcome

Opening & Awards


Jay Carruthers, MD

Director of the Bureau of Psychiatric Services and Research Institute Support at NYS Office of Mental Health.

9:00am
Keynote

The Promise of 988: Crisis Care for Everyone, Everywhere, Every Time.


David W. Covington, LPC, MBA

CEO and President of Recovery Innovations, International, Partner at Behavioral Health Link and serves on Executive Committee of National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Learn how 988 will be implemented and anticipate the impact within their current crisis network.
  • - Articulate the tangible human, clinical and economic outcomes of implementing Crisis Now versus a more traditional approach.
  • - Describe the principal components of the Crisis Now model, the keys to deployment and your community’s readiness.

10:05am
Plenary

A National Perspective on Zero Suicide in Healthcare


Dr. Richard McKeon

Previously served as the Branch Chief for Suicide Prevention at SAMHSA, and he was the master architect for crafting the task force that would publish the Suicide Care in Systems Framework. Dr. McKeon also helped lead the 2012 revision of the US National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, first adopted in 2001.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Provide a brief overview of the role and rational for safety planning with suicidal clients.
  • - Describe elements of high-quality safety plans.
  • - Discuss how to evaluate quality of safety plans for Quality Improvement.

11:10am
Plenary

Implementing Zero Suicide in Health Systems


Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW

Director of the Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research and Director of Research, Behavioral Health Service.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Examine healthcare utilization before suicide and suicide attempt.
  • - Learn about implementation strategies, measures, and outcomes related to Zero Suicide across health systems.

12:10pm
Closing

Call to Action – AIM for ZERO


Jan Ulrich

Jan Ulrich is the Senior Project Associate at the Zero Suicide Institute.

Jay Carruthers, MD

Dr. Carruthers is the Director of the Bureau of Psychiatric Services and Research Institute Support at the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Learning Objectives:

  • - Describe what a Zero Suicide Community of Practice is.
  • - Identify at least 2 next steps to follow up in my system of care about advancing zero suicide.

Meet our

guest and keynote speakers!


Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW

Director of the Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research and Director of Research, Behavioral Health Service.

Sadé Heart of the Hawk Ali

Tribal Lead and a Senior Project Associate with the Zero Suicide Institute, and retired Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

Dr. Edwin Boudreaux

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Sam Brinton

Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project.

Jay Carruthers, MD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Albany Medical College
Director, Suicide Prevention Center of NY at the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Dr. Ed Coffey

Neuropsychiatrist, healthcare leadership adviser, and an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

David W. Covington, LPC, MBA

CEO and President of Recovery Innovations, International, Partner at Behavioral Health Link and serves on Executive Committee of National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Sherry Davis Molock, Ph.D., M.Div.

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D.

Dr. Hogan formerly served as New York State Commissioner of Mental Health and now operates a consulting practice in health and behavioral health care.

Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder - Concert Health.

Dr. Richard McKeon

Previously served as the Branch Chief for Suicide Prevention at SAMHSA, and he was the master architect for crafting the task force that would publish the Suicide Care in Systems Framework. Dr. McKeon also helped lead the 2012 revision of the US National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, first adopted in 2001.

WyKisha McKinney

Loss Survivor and Subject Matter Expert.