Zero Suicide Academy Application


Partners for Children’s Mental Health Zero Suicide Academy for Pediatric Settings


October 14th-15th, 2019


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

Sponsoring Organization

Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) was established to increase capacity, access, and quality of mental health services for the children, youth, and families of Colorado. PCMH operates as a cross-system resource, training, and implementation hub for Colorado children’s mental health stakeholders.  One of PCMH’s current initiatives is to strengthen youth suicide prevention efforts in primary care by working with pediatric providers in both urban/suburban and rural/frontier communities across Colorado. If you have questions for Partners for Children’s Mental Health, Please contact Shi Coleman at or visit their website at

Sponsoring Organization Email


Zero Suicide Academy fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. All other costs, such as travel and lodging, should be covered by participating organizations. A limited amount of funds are available to assist with travel and lodging costs. If this assistance is needed, please contact Shi Coleman with Partners for Children’s Mental Health at

Selection Criteria

Application: The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

  1. Information about each of your four team members including identifying a team lead. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the four team members.
  2. Leadership commitment such as a CEO or Medical Director
  3. A narrative that, in one to two pages, responds to the following: 
    • What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy
    • How do you plan to successfully embed and sustain comprehensive suicide care in your organization? This can include strengths from other successful systems transformation initiatives that can be applied to care for those at risk for suicide. 
  4. A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study, completed by the team members. The Self-Study can be found at

Eligibility is limited to primary care, pediatric care, behavioral health care, hospitals and school systems in Colorado. Applicants attend with a team of up to 4 individuals. Teams should include at least one senior leader from the organization as well as the person(s) responsible for implementation decisions. Individuals interested in attending should send their interest to Jennifer Myers at

The review committee will rate applications based on their merit in responding to this application. The review committee reserves the right to select participants who are representative of geographical and organizational diversity. Applications will be judged using the following criteria:

  1. Leadership, such as the CEO or Medical Director, knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  2. Goals for participating in the Academy.
  3. Plans for sustaining and implementing safer care for those at risk for suicide.


Application materials should be submitted via the link below by September 13th, 2019 at 5:00 pm MST. You will be notified via email no later than September 20th, 2019 about your application status.


  • Application released: April 26th, 2019
  • Application due: September 13th, 2019 at 5pm MST
  • Applicants notified of their status: September 20th, 2019
  • Zero Suicide Academy conducted: October 14th and 15th, 2019


Questions about the application process, please contact to reach the Zero Suicide Institute team. If you have questions about the Academy or Zero Suicide, contact Jennifer Myers at If you have questions for Partners for Children’s Mental Health, please contact Shi Coleman at

Follow this link to fill out the Zero Suicide Academy Application:

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