Grant Details

Zero Suicide Initiative

 
  • Grants Office Grantwriting service fee is currently unavailable for this grant
    Get more information on grantwriting

    CFDA#

    93.933
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Indian Health Service

    Summary

    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems. This award represents a continuation of IHS's efforts to implement the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country. Existing efforts have focused on training, technical assistance, and consultation for several `pilot' AI/AN Zero Suicide communities. As a result of these efforts, both the unique opportunities and challenges of implementing Zero Suicide in Indian Country have been identified. To best capitalize on opportunities and surmount such challenges, this award focuses on the core Seven Elements of the Zero Suicide model as developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):
    • Lead”Create a leadership-driven, safety-oriented culture committed to dramatically reducing suicide among people under care. Include survivors of suicide attempts and suicide loss in leadership and planning roles;
    • Train”Develop a competent, confident, and caring workforce;
    • Identify”Systematically identify and assess suicide risk among people receiving care;
    • Engage”Ensure every individual has a pathway to care that is both timely and adequate to meet his or her needs. Include collaborative safety planning and restriction of lethal means;
    • Treat”Use effective, evidence-based treatments that directly target suicidal thoughts and behaviors;
    • Transition”Provide continuous contact and support, especially after acute care; and
    • Improve”Apply a data-driven, quality improvement approach to inform system changes that will lead to improved patient outcomes and better care for those at risk.
    More specifically, each applicant will be required to address the following goals in their project narrative.
    • Establishment of a leadership-driven commitment to transform the way suicide care is delivered within AI/AN health systems. Associated activities should describe the organizational steps to broaden the responsibility for suicide care to the entire system and emphasize the specific role of leadership to ensure that it is achieved.
    • Assessment of training needs and creation of a training plan to develop and advance the skills of health care staff and providers at all levels. The aim of such trainings must target increased competence and confidence in the delivery of culturally informed, evidence-based suicide care.
    • Implementation of policies and procedures for comprehensive clinical standards, including universal screening, assessment, treatment, discharge planning, follow-up, and means restriction for all patients under care and at risk for suicide (see https://www.jointcommission.org/‹sea_‹issue_‹56/‹).
    • Development of strategy to collect, analyze, use, and disseminate data to enhance and better inform suicide care across the health system.
    • Application of evidence-based practices to screen, assess, and treat individuals at risk for suicide that incorporates culturally informed practices and activities.
    • Development of a Suicide Care Management Plan for every individual identified as at risk of suicide to include continuous monitoring of the individual's progress through their electronic health record (EHR) or other data management system, and adjust treatment as necessary. The Suicide Care Management Plan must include the following:
    • Protocols for safety planning and reducing access to lethal means;
      • Rapid follow-up of adults who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis after being discharged from a treatment facility e.g., local emergency departments, inpatient psychiatric facilities, including direct linkage with appropriate health care agencies to ensure coordinated care services are in place;
      • Protocols to ensure client safety, especially among high-risk adults in health care systems who have attempted suicide, experienced a suicidal crisis, and/or have a serious mental illness. This must include outreach telephone contact within 24 to 48 hours after discharge and securing an appointment within 1 week of discharge.
    The following are examples of types of direct services that could be provided using the award (be sure to describe your use of grant funds for these activities in Project Narrative):
    • Hire new staff or pay for salary;
    • Universal Screening of all individuals receiving care to identify risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors;
    • Conducting comprehensive risk assessment of individuals identified at risk for suicide, and ensure reassessment as appropriate;
    • Implementation of effective, evidence-based treatments that specifically treat suicidal ideation and behaviors;
    • Training of clinical staff to provide direct treatment in suicide prevention and evaluate individual outcomes throughout the treatment process;
    • Training of the health care workforce in suicide prevention evidence-based, best-practice services relevant to their position, including the identification, assessment, management and treatment, and evaluation of individuals throughout the overall process;
    • Ensuring that the most appropriate, least restrictive treatment and support is provided, including brief intervention and follow-up from crisis, respite and residential care, and partial or full hospitalization; and
    • Developing protocols for every individual identified as at risk of suicide to continuously monitor the individual's progress through their electronic health record (EHR) or other data management system to include the following:
      • Protocols for safety planning and reducing access to lethal means;
      • Rapid follow-up of adults who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis after being discharged from a treatment facility e.g., local emergency departments, inpatient psychiatric facilities, including direct linkage with appropriate health care agencies to ensure coordinated care services are in place; and
      • Protocols to ensure client safety, especially among high-risk adults in health care systems who have attempted suicide, experienced a suicidal crisis, and/or have a serious mental illness. This must include outreach telephone contact within 24 to 48 hours after discharge and securing an appointment within 1 week of discharge.
    The following are examples of types of program operations and development that could be provided using the award (be sure to describe your use of grant funds for these activities in Project Narrative):
    • Hire new staff or pay for salary;
    • Transforming the health system to include a leadership-driven, safety-oriented culture committed to dramatically reducing suicide among people under care, and to accept and embed the Zero Suicide model within their agencies;
    • Developing partnerships with other service providers for service delivery;
    • Adopting and/or enhancing your computer system, management information system (MIS), electronic health records (EHRs), etc., to document and manage client needs, care process, integration with related support services, and outcomes;
    • Training/education/workforce development to aid current staff or other providers in the community identify mental health or substance abuse issues or provide effective services consistent with the purpose of the grant program; and
    • Developing policy(ies) to support needed service system improvements (e.g.,rate-setting activities, establishment of standards of care, adherence to the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care, development/revision of credentialing, licensure, or accreditation requirements).
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Because relatively few resources currently exists that promote the use of culturally informed practices and activities for use with Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in the treatment of suicide risk, applicants are also encouraged to explore, develop, and catalogue culturally informed practices and activities, and, utilize such activities and practices in conjunction with EBPs where appropriate. Applicants are expected to include how they plan to incorporate the use of culturally informed practices and activities in the Project Narrative.

    Funding Restrictions
    • Pre-award costs are not allowable.
    • The available funds are inclusive of direct and appropriate indirect costs.
    • Only one grant/cooperative agreement will be awarded per applicant.
    • IHS will not acknowledge receipt of applications.

    Contacts

    Sean Bennett

    Sean Bennett
    Division of Behavioral Health
    12300 Twinbrook Pkwy #230
    Rockville', MD 20852
    (301) 443-0104
    (301) 443-5610
     

  • Eligibility Details

    To be eligible for this new funding opportunity under this announcement, an applicant must be defined as one of the following under 25 U.S.C. 1603:
    • A Federally recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14).
    • A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26).
    • An urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29); operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to as contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with the IHS pursuant to the ISDEAA, (25 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.).

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by October 12, 2017.

    Award Details

    Approximately $2,000,000 is available in total funding. Individual award amounts are anticipated to be approximately $400,000. Approximately five (5) awards will be issued under this program announcement. The project period is for three years and will run consecutively from November 1, 2017, to October 31, 2020. Cost sharing is not required.


     

    Related Webcasts Use the links below to view the recorded playback of these webcasts


    • Maximizing Technology-friendly Workforce Development Grants - Sponsored by Panasonic - Playback Available
    • Funding Data-driven Workforce Development Projects - Sponsored by NetApp - Playback Available
    • Highlights of Grants to Manage and Expand Access to Health Data - Sponsored by NetApp - Playback Available

 

You have not selected any grants to Add


Please select at least one grant to continue.


Selections Added


The selected grant has been added to your .



  Okay  

Research Reports


One of the benefits of purchasing an UPstream™ subscription is
generating professional research reports in Microsoft® Word or Adobe® PDF format
Generating research reports allows you to capture all the grant data as
well as a nice set of instructions on how to read these reports


Watchlists and Grant Progress


With an UPstream™ subscription you can add grants to your
own personal Watchlist. By adding grants to your watchlist, you will
receive emails about updates to your grants, be able to track your
grant's progress from watching to awards, and can easily manage any
step in the process through simplified workflows.

Email this Grant


With an UPstream™ subscription, you can email grant details, a research report,
and relevant links to yourself or others so that you never lose your
details again. Emailing grants is a great way to keep a copy of the
current details so that when you are ready to start seeking funding
you already know where to go

 
Our Facebook Page
Our Twitter Page
Our LinkedIn Profile

© Grants Office, LLC 2017
Grants Office    |     UPstream™    |     FUNDED    |     Terms Of Use     |     Privacy Statement