How Implementing Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycles Improves Suicide Care

July 2, 2024 at 12 PM CT
ASHRM Webinar Series
Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00
Speakers: Barb Gay, Associate Director, Zero Suicide Institute and Laurin Jozlin, LMSW

ASHRM CE Credit: 1

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Join us for the informative and enlightening webinar "How Implementing Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycles Improves Suicide Care". Discover how these concise cycles drive rapid experimentation and iterative improvements, enabling health care systems to deliver more effective interventions and support within the Zero Suicide framework.

People who die by suicide are touching our health care system: 84% of those who die by suicide have seen a health care provider in the year before their death. 92% of those who made a suicide attempt have seen a health care provider in the year before their attempt. The Zero Suicide framework is based on the realization that suicidal individuals often fall through the cracks in a sometimes fragmented and distracted health care system. The Zero Suicide framework offers health care systems a systematic approach to quality improvement to caring for those at risk for suicide that addresses these gaps in care.

This presentation will demonstrate how plan-do-study-act/PDSA cycles can help with the overall adoption of Zero Suicide and integration of Zero Suicide into health care systems.

At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to:

  • 1. Identify and develop strategies to implement innovative system level change to improve suicide care in their health system.
  • 2. Use the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to help improve suicide care.
  • 3. Identify key measures to track in their own system to support improvement in suicide care.
ASHRM CE Credits 1
CNE Credits

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Speaker Bios

Barb Gay, Associate Director, Zero Suicide Institute is an expert in suicide prevention and behavioral health. A highly experienced program leader and technical assistance provider, she specializes in behavioral health and crisis care administration, suicide prevention system building, substance misuse prevention, social services, strategic planning, financial management, and staff development.

As the Associate Director of Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) at EDC, Gay leads the development and dissemination of products that advance whole system transformation for suicide prevention. Nationwide, she guides leaders of health care and behavioral health care systems in assessing suicide prevention efforts and implementing the Zero Suicide framework.

Laurin Jozlin, LMSW is a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience in suicide prevention, suicide intervention, community mental health, and child and adolescent mental health. She brings expertise in evidence-based practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and strengths-based treatment. She is dedicated to using training and evidence-based interventions to improve people’s lives.Jozlin is a project director and provides technical assistance for Zero Suicide Institute at EDC. Jozlin holds an MSW and a BA in Social Work from Michigan State University.