Surveillance success stories – Kentucky
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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.