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Best Practices Registry (BPR) and Local Efforts for Suicide Prevention

Many tribes and Native programs have embraced culturally-based prevention and treatment practices that have proven to be adaptable to local tribal culture and history. This section provides information about best practices and local efforts that include culturally appropriate practices that may reduce risk and increase protective factors for suicide.


SPRC Best Practices Registry (BPR)

The purpose of the BPR is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

To submit materials for review, complete the BPR Section III Application for Review

FNBHA Catalogue of Effective Behavioral Health Practices for Tribal Communities

The First Nations Behavioral Health Association catalogue is based on criteria developed by participants in a FNBHA-sponsored Expert Panel meeting in May 2008 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. The list primarily includes mental health and culturally focused practices that are known to the members. Many tribes have embraced culturally-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment practices that have proven to be adaptable to local tribal culture and history.

Healthy Indian Country Initiative Promising Prevention Practices Resource Guide

The purpose of the Resource Guide is to highlight the work of the 14 Healthy Indian Country Initiative Tribal grantees’ prevention projects/programs, including suicide prevention programs, and to provide information for other Tribal communities to examine these community-based prevention practices and learn strategies and lessons for effective implementation of prevention programs.

Indian Health Services Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Online Search, Consultation, and Reporting (OSCAR) System

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP), Behavioral Health, and Chronic Care Programs are creating an inventory of Best (i.e., Evidence-Based) Practice, Promising Practice, Local Effort (BP/PP/LE), Resources, and Policies occurring among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, schools, work sites, health centers/clinics, and hospitals.

To begin the submission process with OSCAR, please complete the Electronic Submission Form

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Programs (NREPP)

NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance abuse disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their community.

To begin the submission process with NREPP, register for Online Submission

IHS American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website

The purpose of the IHS Community Suicide Prevention Website is to provide American Indian and Alaska Native communities with culturally appropriate information about best and promising practices, training opportunities, and other relevant information regarding suicide prevention and intervention.

These web pages are designed specifically for individuals working with Native populations. Our aim is to enhance resources and knowledge specific for American Indian and Alaska Native populations to support suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

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