Surveillance success stories - Montana

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)
State:  Montana

The passage of the Montana Suicide Mortality Review Team Act in 2013 marked the beginning of a coordinated effort to use surveillance data to reduce the state’s suicide rate. The Suicide Mortality Review Team accesses and analyzes data from death certificates, coroner and medical examiner reports, and health and behavioral health care records for every suicide death in the state, which it uses to identify trends and make prevention recommendations to the legislature.

About Suicide:  Data and Statistics
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies