State Infrastructure Tools

Recommendations and Related Products

    Tools for Implementation

    • State Infrastructure Summary Checklist 
      This checklist is an interactive version of the summary recommendations and provides users with an editable section to add notes.
    • Suicide State Fact Sheets (from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) 
      These fact sheets contain state-specific information about existing suicide prevention leadership structure and legislation. They also include data to help you make the case for improving infrastructure in your state.

      For Champions

      • Using SPRC’s State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure RecommendationsTalking Points for Advocates (from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
        ​This handy resource will help you prepare for, meet with, and follow up with policy makers regarding your state’s infrastructure.
      • Cover Letter for State Policymakers 
        This cover letter, written by former Senators Linda Newell and Randall Head, introduces their fellow state policymakers to the summary recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure and makes a compelling case for states to shift their focus from crisis response to prevention. You can use this resource when talking with your state’s policymakers about suicide prevention infrastructure.