Surveillance success stories - White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT)

Date: 2016
(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:  Arizona

See This Resource

A Tribal Council mandate required all medical, school, social service personnel, and first responders to report all observed or documented suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths to the Celebrating Life Task Force. Based on the rich data the Task Force identified those under 25 as most at risk for suicide deaths and nonfatal attempts and plan targeted interventions.

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:  American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data
Strategies:  Identify and Assist