Suicide & Stigma: Taking the Conversation Out of the Shadows

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September 24, 2019

Each year nearly 700 New Jersey residents die by suicide. Twice as many people die by suicide in our state than by homicide. Those numbers fail to capture the additional suffering of those with suicide ideation, or families and loved ones impacted by suicide. It's a devastating public health issue that demands dialogue, and yet too often stigma leads to silence. This program aims to bring suicide out of the shadows with a candid, compassionate conversation with healthcare professionals, the champions who raise awareness and the innovators who help us turn loss into hope.


G. Scott Presentation

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M. Ditri Presentation

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General M. Graham Presentation

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C. Cattani Presentation

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B Isaacson Presentation

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St. Phard Presentation

New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative - Patient & Family Advisory Councils: Partnering to Enhance Quality, Safety and the Experience of Care

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September 16, 2019

Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) are structures that aid in enhancing the delivery of healthcare at hospitals, providing a mechanism for the community to partner with providers in that goal. PFACs support the healthcare system's ability to develop and deliver the safest and highest quality care and service to patients and their families while promoting a culture of patient-and-family-centered care. The aim of this conference is to aid hospitals in establishing a shared vision for engaging patients and families in their work to improve the health and well-being of the people of New Jersey.

Hospital teams are encourage to participant in this important didactic learning session to broaden an understanding how to create the infrastructure to move patient and family engagement to a new level.

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Marie Abraham Presentation