SAMHSA is identifying a unique funding opportunity through challenge.gov.
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.
- The top three entrants will be eligible for a total of $100,000. Please be aware that there is a 2 month deadline. You can find more information here.