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Opportunities for Suicide Prevention in the Emergency Department
Opportunities for Suicide Prevention in the Emergency Department

Successfully achieving a reduction in the annual suicide rate has become a major public health concern in the United States. Literature on the epidemiology of suicide indicates that the single strongest known risk factor for suicide is a recent suicide attempt. According to Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., a researcher for the Rutgers CERT, one potential point-of-care opportunity to decrease this risk factor is the hospital emergency department.


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High-tech, Interactive Tools for Screening Patients
Learn about the UAB CERT feasibility study using high-tech, interactive tools in physician offices to screen patients for a hypothetical pragmatic clinical trial.

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Mental Health Problems in Foster Care Children
If you care for a foster child and think he or she may have a mental health problem, this handout can help you prepare for doctor visits and make treatment decisions.

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Improving Medication Adherence
The Center for Adherence and Self-Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has patient-friendly tools to help clinicians manage medication adherence in children and adolescents.

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