ESAC, Inc. has been awarded a contract from SAMHSA to develop a set of Cascading Performance Measures for Suicide Prevention

September 30, 2017

ESAC will develop of a set of cascading performance measures and an associated implementation guide to assist providers using the Zero Suicide framework in implementing processes and collecting data in support of suicide prevention. These new measures will be intended for quality improvement use within a single organization and not for cross-provider organization comparisons. The focus will be on identifying definitions and creating guidance for the concepts used in the measures (suicide risk screening, suicide risk assessment, safety plan, and caring contact) and determining minimum safety plan contents to ensure consistent application across implementation sites. These process measures build off of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) 2018 recommendations.

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We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.


ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.

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ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.

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ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.

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