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Malakouti S K. Evaluation of Iran’s National Suicide Prevention Program: The Lessons Learnt . JSP 2019; 1 (1) :35-40
URL: http://isssp.ir/article-1-29-en.html
Iran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2877 Views)
The national suicide prevention program integrated into PHC (Primary Health Care) in 2010 after promising results yielded by field clinical trial conducted in 2008 and 2009 [1,2]. The program implemented nationwide by Ministry of Health, Mental Health Bureau (MoH-MHB) through:
  1. Providing the national program to the mental health officers of the provinces
  2. Holding training programs for different levels of health staff for the three levels of PHC by cascade style
  3. Developing educational manual for different levels of health staff
  4. Holding re-training workshops annually for the health staff
  5. Providing budget for the provinces as mental health budget globally
  6. Supervision and observation of the implementation of the program annually
      Parallel with the national suicide prevention program, a pilot study was conducted in 2009 on suicide registration in some provinces and their cities and districts. The successful results led the research studies [3] to develop a web-based registration program nationwide. The program was extended to other provinces and currently is executed in almost all provinces. The registration program was conducted by:
  1. Developing educational manual for the mental health officer of each district
  2. Training the mental health officer
  3. Providing required equipment such as computer and internet network
  4. Providing regular supervision and monitoring from MoH-MHB.
  5. Establishing an information center as portal registration system in MoH-MHB, working with PHC, collecting and collating the data.
      After six years executing of the program, the MoH-MHB has decided to conduct an external evaluation of the programs through a systematic, comprehensive methodology by national and international consultants.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/21 | Accepted: 2019/09/21 | Published: 2019/09/21

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