Part of the 7 Elements of Zero Suicide 4-part Webinar Series, On-demand of Session 3:  Engaging Patients at Risk through Suicide Care Management Plans and Treating Suicide Directly and Providing Relentless Follow-Up  

This 3rd session of the series covers developing suicide care management plans and embedding them into Electronic Health Records with a review of evidence‐based treatment strategies for suicidality and the importance of a timely care transition between health care/program settings, and Relentless follow‐up to assure continuity of care.  

This webinar series is jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Washington County Zero Suicide Program. 

In collaboration with the Zero Suicide Institute. 

Grant Acknowledgement

This training is funded by Grant SM-17-006 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 

Target Audience

This series is designed for physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to: 

  1. Describe the Zero Suicide approach to engaging individuals identified to be at risk of suicide in a suicide care management plan.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the importance in a Zero Suicide approach of all clients with suicide risk, regardless of setting, receiving evidence-based treatment to address suicidal thoughts and behaviors directly, in addition to treatment for other mental health issues.
  3. Explain the importance of successful suicide care transitions and specifying the contacts and supports needed throughout the process to manage any care transition. 

Additional Information

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 APA
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW‐r
Concert Health Chief Operating Officer
Concert Health, San Diego, CA 

Dr. Virna Little is currently the Chief Operating Officer and co‐founder of Concert Health, a national organization providing behavioral health services to primary care providers, the Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at the CUNY School of Public Health in New York and the co‐founder of Zero Overdose, a not for profit addressing the national crisis of unintentional overdoses. She has a Doctoral degree in Psychology, a Masters in Social Work and Business Administration and Healthcare, is a Certified Care Manager (CCM) and a recognized Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).  Dr. Little is a nationally and internationally known speaker for her work in integrating primary care and behavioral health, developing sustainable integrated delivery systems and suicide prevention. She is also a faculty member for the national and international Zero Suicide initiatives and has spoken on national suicide prevention strategies at the White House. 


Rob Harrison, MD
Program Director
Washington County Zero Suicides Program

Jennifer Maloney
Coordinator, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Susan A. Orban, LICSW 
Director, South County Healthy Bodies, Health Minds
Coordinator, Washington County Zero Suicide Program

Maria Sullivan
Director,  Office of CME 
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jan Ulrich, MA
Zero Suicide Institute
Education Development Center



In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.

This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.


The following speakers and planning committee members* have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:

Rob Harrison, MD*
Jenifer Maloney*
Susan A. Orban, LICSW *
Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW‐r
Maria Sullivan, BS*
Jan Ulrich*


Privacy Policy: The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and its educational partners protect the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants and educational collaborators. The CME Office maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals, and the public. The CME Office will keep your personal information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.

This activity is approved for 1.5 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.


This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers

The above program has been approved in accordance with the Regulations of the Rhode Island Social Work Board of Licensure.

Other Healthcare Providers

 Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.



There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

  • Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.

  • View the CME presentations

  • Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 APA
  • 1.50 Attendance
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