Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative
The Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative provides grants 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.
Projects should focus on the 7 elements of the Zero Suicide Model:
- Lead - Create a leadership-driven, safety-oriented culture committed to dramatically reducing suicide among people under care and including 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, including 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
- 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
Additional guidance on goals and required activities are provided in the application instructions.
Eligible applicants include:
- Federally recognized Indian tribes
- Tribal organizations
- Urban Indian organizations
Expected award amount: $400,000 per
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000
Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on grants.gov.
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