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 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 model includes nine evidence-based strategies that you can combine for a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Each strategy is a broad goal that can be advanced through many possible activities (i.e., programs, policies, practices, and services). It includes individual web pages with details and resources on each of the nine strategies.
This webpage covers the following: selecting a mix of strategies that can make a difference in priority risk and protective factors, identifying approaches that work together to advance the strategies, and choosing specific policies, practices, and programs that support those approaches.
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.
This resource contains 16 toolkits on topics that help build healthier communities and bring about social change. Each toolkit has an outline of key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections. Topics covered include coalition and leadership building; asessing needs and analyzing problems; developing, implementing, and evaluating action plans; enahncing cultural comptence; applying for funding; and sustaining the work.
This framework provides different levels of collaboration with descriptions and examples for each, as well as worksheets and action steps for moving to the next level of collaboration. It is specific to collaboration between suicide prevention and substance misuse prevention and treatment partners, but the framework and resources can easily be applied to other partnerships.