This 15-minute video module explores the power of partnerships for improving equity. It introduces the Eight Steps to Coalition Building, which can be used to develop a successful collaborative health equity effort.
This section of the Community Tool Box covers the following topics: Developing vision and mission statements, creating objectives, developing successful strategies, developing an action plan, obtaining feedback from constituents on what changes are important and feasible, and identifying action steps in bringing about community and system change.
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 webpage defines “suicide centered lived experience” and describes the importance of involving people with lived experience in suicide prevention efforts. It also lists key considerations for engaging people with lived experience in prevention efforts.
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.