AHA today released Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Informed Interventions for the Health Care Workforce, a resource to support hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to prevent suicide in the health care workforce.  The report describes key drivers of suicide in the health care workforce and provides evidence-informed intervention strategies and metrics. The resource is coupled with a new AHA webpage dedicated to preventing health care worker suicide, and features leaders of AHA member hospitals, including Mindy Estes, M.D., CEO of St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City and past AHA board chair, sharing stories about the reality of suicide risks among health care workers and how hospital and health system leaders are creating hope through action. Development of this product was supported by Cooperative Agreement CK20-2003, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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