On September 7, 2023 Integral Care received $400,000 from SAMHSA to fully implement the Zero Suicide intervention and prevention model throughout Integral Care’s system of care to reduce suicide ideation, suicide attempts, and deaths by suicide for adults residing in Travis County. Integral Care’s implementation plan addresses all seven elements of the Zero Suicide Framework, utilizing a Population Health perspective and incorporating principles of health equity. The grant will allow Integral Care to hire three Suicide Care specialists to provide advanced suicide prevention trainings, partner with organizations in Travis County to develop referral pathways, reduce measurable disparity gaps in subpopulations at risk of suicide in Travis County, and increase Integral Care’s capacity to deliver evidence-based training to clinical and non-clinical staff serving populations at increased risk of suicide.

Integral Care will develop outreach and referral pathways with three partnering organizations: APD Victim Services, Travis County Jail Behavioral Health services, as well as Dell Medical and Behavioral Health Services.