This webpage briefly describes all six steps in SPRC’s Strategic Planning Approach and links to each of them. The steps are 1) describing the problem and its context, 2) choosing long-term goals, 3) identifying risk and protective factors, 4) selecting or developing interventions, 5) planning the evaluation, and 6) implementing, evaluating, and improving the plan.
This webpage describes criteria for ensuring activities are implemented as planned and documenting progress toward long-term goals. It also contains considerations for how to share findings from implementing the activities.
This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide. These strategies focus on preventing the risk of suicide as well as lessening the immediate and long-term harms of suicidal behavior for individuals, families, communities, and society.
This toolkit helps you assess your community’s stage of readiness through the Community Readiness Model in order to take action on a particular issue. It includes information on choosing strategies based on the community’s readiness stage.
This paper provides a foundation for implementing community-based suicide prevention efforts, emphasizing the need for comprehensive efforts that combine multiple strategies working together. It describes seven key elements that guide suicide prevention planning and implementation.
This model for strategic, comprehensive suicide prevention ties together strategic plannning, evidence-based strategies, and essential principles for success (e.g., involving people with lived experience, safe and effective messaging). Related resources include suicide prevention guidance for diverse community populations and settings.