Surveillance success stories - Texas: Denton and Tarrant Counties

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:  Texas

This story details how Denton and Tarrant Counties in Texas created strong and timely data snapshots for their Zero Suicide-specific and broader county suicide prevention efforts. By collaborating with Medical Examiner Offices, Local Mental Health Authorities, and Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors teams, the counties were able to access real-time suicide death data, which they used to strengthen and track the impact of their prevention efforts.

This story is part of SPRC’s Surveillance Success Story Series, which describes how states, tribes, and health systems access and analyze data on suicide deaths and attempts, and use data to inform evaluation and program planning.

Populations:  Survivors of Suicide Loss
Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data