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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The authors recognized that case managers would benefit from suicide prevention training. In addition, case managers are positioned to serve as organizational leaders to successful population health initiatives to decrease suicide through training and education. The results of this initiative demonstrated that evidence-based strategies can enhance care managers' effectiveness as gatekeepers for suicide prevention and are recognized as key to case management best practices.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify U.S. suicide prevalence, financial cost, and impact on population health.
  2. Describe the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) model used for training behavioral health managed care organization staff on suicide-related knowledge and prevention strategies in the authors' study.
  3. Summarize the QPR gatekeeper training program outcomes for the authors' study participants with respect to knowledge, identification, and response to suicide risk.
Price: $24.95


  • NAHQ 2.5 CEH

This continuing education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 2.5 CPHQ CE Hours. CPHQ CE Hours are based on a 60-minute hour. This CE is approved for meeting requirements for certification renewal.

Test Code: PCM0723BHQ
Published: Jul/Aug 2023
Expires: 7/1/2024
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Marcie L. Walker, BS; Lori A. Weems, MS; Shari L. Hutchison, MS, PMP; Amy D. Herschell, PhD; Irina O. Karpov, MS; Kim L. MacDonald-Wilson, ScD, CPRP