To develop an application for a mobile device that will provide continuity and follow-up linkages for someone at risk for suicide who was discharged from an inpatient unit or emergency department.

The “Continuity of Care and Follow-Up App Challenge” challenges individuals and organizations with the development of an application for a mobile handheld device that will provide continuity of care and follow-up care linkages for a person at risk for suicide who was discharged from an inpatient unit or emergency department. Proposed activities can include but are not limited to: live chatting via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Web site, safety planning, SMS functionality, scheduling functionality and appointment reminders, and mapping/transportation functionality showing locations of health care resources. At a minimum, entrants must include safety planning and utilize two resources to provide users with access to services through the crisis centers within the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the SAMHSA treatment locator. SAMHSA is not looking for an application that simply connects a user to a crisis line via a single button, as functionality is found in a number of other suicide prevention applications. Innovation is highly encouraged.

Please refer to Federal Registry Notice for further instructions: http://1.usa.gov/16MEbdz

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Eligibility

For complete eligibility rules, please refer to the Federal Register Announcement of Requirements and Registration, located online at http://1.usa.gov/16MEbdz

Requirements

For complete submission requirements, please refer to the Federal Register Announcement of Requirements and Registration, located online at http://1.usa.gov/16MEbdz

 

How to enter

To register for this Challenge, entrants must visit the www.challenge.gov website and search for “Continuity of Care and Follow-Up App Challenge”  A registration link for the Challenge can be found on the landing page under the challenge description. For complete rules, please refer to the Federal Register Announcement of Requirements and Registration, located online at http://1.usa.gov/16MEbdz

Judges

James Wright

James Wright
SAMHSA, CMHS

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Ashley Womble
National Suicide Pevention Lifeline

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Maureen Boyle
SAMHSA, CSAT

Judging Criteria

  • The judging panel will make selections based upon the following criteria (100 points total):
    Ease of navigation(20 points) Ability to initiate and sustain information according to user need and location(20 points) Demonstration of creativity and innovation(20 points) Potential impact on suicide prevention(40 points) http://1.usa.gov/16MEbdz