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 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.
The Action Center’s suite of resources provides guidance and tools to help communities create change related to health issues by moving from data to action. This section provides activities key to developing communication plans.
This website outlines four key factors to consider when messaging to the public about suicide: strategy, safety, conveying a “positive narrative,” and following relevant guidelines. It includes example communications that highlight each key factor.
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.