Surveillance Success Stories – Centerstone of Tennessee

Date: 2018
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


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

This story details how Centerstone TN developed a system to collect more robust data on patient suicide deaths as part of its Zero Suicide initiative. By analyzing trends in this new data, Centerstone TN was able to identify patients at high risk, improve treatment protocols, and reduce suicide deaths within its health care system.  

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.