Surveillance success stories - Kentucky

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)
State:  Kentucky

Inspired by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Suicide Care in Systems Framework, the Kentucky Garrett Lee Smith 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 document summarizes lessons learned and next steps.

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, Inpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Health Systems Change