Zero Suicide and NJH
National Jewish Health participates in the Zero Suicide initiative as a HQIP measure since 2021.
The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths in health care systems are preventable.
Organizations who adopt the Zero Suicide framework are:
- embedding evidence-based elements as a bundle of interventions focused on reducing suicide;
- collecting data to measure both outcomes as well as fidelity to use of these interventions;
- conducting continuous quality improvement to educate staff and improve performance weaknesses;
- normalizing suicide prevention and care practices for staff, people at risk, and their families as the expected standard of care.