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Towards evidence-based suicide prevention programmes

This monograph attempts to set out the basic framework for suicide prevention strategies. It provides details in formulating and evaluating suicide prevention programs. The public health approaches suggested offer a multilayer intervention model, which has been adopted by a number of developed countries for setting up national prevention strategies. However, there is no single solution in dealing with suicide in a heterogeneous environment. Suicide prevention programs need to be evaluated. Where there is not necessary evidence, novel approaches must be simultaneously implemented and rigorously evaluated.

Creator: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publisher: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Date published: 
2010
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Developing an effective evaluation plan: Setting the course for effective program evaluation

The purpose of this workbook is to help public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop a joint understanding of what constitutes an evaluation plan, why it is important, and how to develop an effective evaluation plan in the context of the planning process. It is intended to assist in developing an evaluation plan but not to serve as a complete resource on how to implement program evaluation. Rather, it should be used along with other evaluation resources, such as those listed in the resource section of this workbook.

Creator: 
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Publisher: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date published: 
2011
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Yes

The health communicator’s social media toolkit

This toolkit was designed to provide guidance and to the share lessons learned in more than three years of integrating social media into CDC health communication campaigns, activities and emergency response efforts. The guide includes information on getting started using social media—from developing governance to determining which channels best meet specific communication objectives to creating a social media strategy. There is also information about popular channels that can be incorporated into communications plans, such as blogs, video-sharing sites, mobile applications and RSS feeds. Although intended for a beginner audience, although some viewers with an intermediate level may find parts of the toolkit useful.

Creator: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Publisher: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date published: 
2011
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Yes

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.

This resource is included in Section III of the Best Practices Registry (BPR).The content of practices listed in Section III (Adherence to Standards) of the SPRC Best Practices Registry address specific goals of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and have been reviewed by a panel of three suicide prevention experts and found to meet standards of accuracy, safety, and programmatic guidelines. Practices were not reviewed for evidence of effectiveness. Additional information about the Best Practices Registry can be found at www.sprc.org.

Creator: 
Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)
Publisher: 
Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)
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
Full Text Online: 
Yes
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