SEATTLE — Jaspr Health, a Seattle-based behavioral health digital technology company, announced today that SAMHSA awarded a grant to the University of Washington Behavioral Health Institute to implement its suicide prevention digital technology in five emergency departments (ED) throughout Washington state.
“We were thrilled that the Behavioral Health Institute at the University of Washington selected Jaspr Health as the centerpiece of their SAMHSA grant”, said co-founder and CEO, Kelly Koerner, PhD. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of so many in our state. This response led by our Behavioral Health Institute colleagues offers a truly innovative model for technology-assisted care. Peer navigators offer rapid follow up and caring contact so that people in suicide crisis can build stability plans, and then have ongoing support during the high risk period post-discharge.”
About Jaspr Health
Jaspr Health combines evidence-based behavioral health interventions, the wisdom of people with lived experience, and the accessibility of digital technology to empower patients and providers with the best care at the point of need. The Jaspr Health Platform supports patient at risk for suicide on a digital device in the emergency department. A companion mobile application, Jaspr-at-Home, extends that experience and support, to daily life after the initial point of contact. Jaspr Health’s products are patient-endorsed, peer-reviewed, and rigorously tested. For more information, visit www.jasprhealth.com.
Report from the Field: Jaspr’s Use by Peer Navigators