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BHC News - Issue 2, 2016

BHC News is published by The Joint Commission’s Department of Communications.




New housing support services standards now in effect

The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program started surveying for its new housing support services standards July 1.


SAFER Matrix aims to help organizations identify, communicate risk levels

The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk™ (SAFER™) is a transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. The additional information related to risk provided by the SAFER Matrix™ helps organizations prioritize and focus corrective actions.


RPI Corner


Using the 15 Words tool to define the change

An important aspect of planning a change is making sure that everyone is on the same page about a project. The 15 Words tool helps define a project by challenging team members to think about the key words and phrases that are most important.




Suicide risk assessment, screening resources

Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has been the cause of more deaths than traffic accidents and homicides on an annual basis.


See you there!

Coming up, Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation staff will be at the Behavioral Health Care Conference.