The Division of Public Health’s Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) is applying for a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration focused on preventing suicide among the adult population age 25 and older. This grant would allow SPP to initiate Zero Suicide in health systems statewide. Zero Suicide is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. Zero Suicide is an evidence-based program proven to save lives and reduce suicide rates. The grant application is due April 7, 2017. Turn-around time is short. The grant period is October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2020.
The SPP is seeking partners for this endeavor and need commitments by Wednesday, March 22nd. Required partners include emergency departments, inpatient psychiatric facilities, primary care settings and behavioral health settings. The federal grant will allow stipends to be made to participating partners.
To become a partner, please take the following steps:
- Register and view the webinar at the link below. The webinar is approximately 20 minutes.
- Read through the one-page overview and partner requirements document on the SPP webpag, or navigate to the homepage where the link is located at the bottom right by going to http://healthandwelfare.gov, click the “S” on the top alphabetical banner, scroll to and click on Suicide Prevention Program.
- Contact SPP staff with questions or intent to participate by March 22, 2017.