Addressing Suicide in Primary Care ECHO Series - March 2021


3/4/2021 – 3/25/2021

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm

March 4th - An Overview of Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Region VIII

March 11th - Zero Suicide and Safer Suicide Care in Primary Care

March 18th - Suicide Safe Care for Patients

March 25th - Using a Strength-Based Approach to Suicide Assessment and Treatment



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

This series, offered through a partnership between the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center and Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS), aims to support primary care team members by addressing evidence-based practices for suicide screening and treatment in the primary care setting.

Over the course of four free live sessions, primary care staff from Region VIII health centers will discuss clinical and operational strategies for addressing suicide and providing suicide safe care for health center patients. Practical tools and resources will also be discussed and shared by content experts and peers. Continuing Education credits will be applied for.


To sign up for this ECHO series – click the Register Now icon and go through the full process. You will be contacted regarding your registration status by the project coordinator.


You must join the virtual workshop via the Zoom platform. To get the full benefit of this training, it is recommended that you have your camera on when you join the workshop.  Our staff can help you if this is new to you (

If you are new to Zoom, we suggest that you test your camera or webcam prior to the workshop by logging into and practice:

  • Muting and unmuting yourself
  • Turning your video on and off ( you’ll know it’s working if you can see your face on the screen)
  • Renaming yourself
  • Using the chat box
  • Opening the participants icon and using the non-verbal feedback
  • Sharing your screen


Here are some additional resources to help you:

Learning Objectives

At the end of the series, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand suicide/suicidality in Region VIII and the role of primary care
    2. Apply Zero Suicide principles in the primary care setting
    3. Utilize screening tools to provide suicide safe care for patients
    4. Incorporate a strength based approach to support patients at risk for suicide

Length of Learning Opportunity
4 hours
Registration Information
Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email with registration questions.
Development Partner(s)
Geographic Relevance
This series is open to primary care staff at Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) health centers including medical and behavioral health providers, clinical support staff, and related disciplines.

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