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CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy

This portal provides information concerning effective prevention and public health policies and interventions, as well as the use of credible evidence of prevention’s impact by policy makers, health care and the business community. It links to the CDC Health Policy Series, a collection of policy briefs designed to provide practical guidance to state and local public health practitioners, highlighting specific opportunities for public health to engage with health care to improve population health. The CDC Policy Process provides a framework which includes domains from problem identification through evaluation.

Creator 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Publisher 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Community tool box

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource offering over 300 educational modules and other free tools on community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice.

Creator 
Holt C, Fawcett SB & Schultz JA
Publisher 
Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas
Contributor 
Berkowitz B, Francisco V & Wolff T
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Postvention: A guide for response to suicide on college campuses

This guide was created to assist college and university professionals in responding to a student suicide. It discusses strategic postvention planning, communicating with students, faculty, family and media, as well as clinical interventions. The resource also provides suggestions for best practices after a campus suicide to facilitate the grieving or adjustment process, stabilize the environment, reduce the risk of negative behaviors, and limit the risk of further suicides through contagion.

Creator 
Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)
Publisher 
Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)
Date published 
2014
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Yes

SAMHSA's concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach

This publication introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for how an organization, system, service sector can become trauma-informed in order to address the service needs of traumatized individuals. It includes a definition of trauma (the three "E's"), a definition of a trauma-informed approach (the four "R's"), 6 key principles, and 10 implementation domains.

Creator 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published 
2014
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Yes

Crisis services: Effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and funding strategies

This report summarizes the current evidence base on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different types of crisis services. It also presents case studies of different approaches being used by states to coordinate, consolidate, and blend funding sources to provide better crisis services.

Creator 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published 
2014
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Yes

The person-centered approach to behavioral health care

This sheet contains resources from which you can learn more about the person-centered approach to behavioral health care and how you can implement it in a health care environment.

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Date published 
2014
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Yes

Zero suicide in health and behavioral health care

This sheet contains resources from which you can learn more about Zero Suicide in health and behavioral health care settings and tools to help you make changes to significantly reduce the suicide rate in these settings.

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Date published 
2014
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Yes

The suicide prevention movement

This sheet contains a list of resources from which you can learn more about the suicide prevention movement and which you can use to help focus and conduct suicide prevention work.

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Date published 
2014
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Yes

A strategic planning approach to suicide prevention

This online course can help identify activities that will be effective in addressing the problem of suicide in a community and can prioritize efforts among the various possibilities. This course uses three fictional task forces to illustrate the approach “in action.”

Creator 
SPRC Training Institute
Publisher 
Education Development Center (EDC)
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Yes

Leading change 2.0: Advancing the behavioral health of the nation, 2015–2018

The strategic plan outlines six strategic initiatives for meeting SAMHSA's mission, new and existing goals, and vision. These strategic initiatives include: prevention of substance abuse and mental illness; health care and health systems integration; trauma and justice recovery support; health information technology and workforce development. It will guide SAMHSA in setting budget and policy priorities; managing key investments such as grants, contracts, technical assistance, and expertise; engaging public and private partners and tracking and disseminating progress.

Creator 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published 
2014
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Yes
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