Surveillance Success Stories - Kentucky

March 03, 2016
News Type:  From the Field
State:  Kentucky

Inspired by National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Suicide Care in Systems Framework the KY Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) program and Department for Behavioral Health, Development, and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) looked at data as a first step in enhancing the ability of Kentucky’s state psychiatric hospitals and community mental health centers (CMHCs) to prevent suicide. This Surveillance Success Story summarizes lessons learned and next steps in improving KY systems of care toward preventing suicide.

This story is part of SPRC’s Surveillance Success Story Series, which describes how states, tribes, and health systems access and analyze data on suicide deaths and attempts, and use data to inform evaluation and program planning.

Settings:  Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data