The Action Center’s suite of resources provides guidance and tools to help communities create change related to health issues. This section provides five steps and nine key activities to guide developing partnerships.
This online course presents a variety of data sources that are useful for finding information about suicide deaths, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation. It also explains key concepts that will help prevention programs better understand the data they find.
This report assists state and local suicide prevention programs in exploring the opportunities and barriers they face in accessing and using suicide surveillance data from three youth-serving state systems: juvenile justice, child welfare, and public behavioral health.
This toolkit is organized around a 10-step process to help communities plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of their programs that attempt to prevent a variety of problem behaviors, such as drug use, underage drinking, and premarital sex. It was developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This toolkit was designed to help program staff overcome common challenges to evaluating and planning improvements to their programs. It discusses developing a program logic model that ties program activities to outcomes, helps staff better understand the drivers of changes in long-term outcomes (such as suicide rates) and offers guidance on designing evaluations.
This document provides “lessons learned” about evaluation and data and surveillance collection from two virtual communities of learning for tribal and state Garrett Lee Smith suicide prevention grant evaluators. The report highlights evaluation and data challenges and recommendations, tribal- and state-specific evaluation concerns, resources, and case studies on how GLS evaluators overcame evaluation challenges.