State Infrastructure Tools

Recommendations and Related Products

    Tools for Implementation

    • Assessing Community Suicide Prevention Needs: A Workbook for State Coordinators NEWLY ADDED!
      The purpose of this workbook is to help state suicide prevention coordinators determine whether to conduct CNAs in local communities, and if so, how to prepare to conduct one.
    • Getting Started Guide
      This Getting Started Guide helps states implement the Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure.
    • Essential Elements Assessment Tool
      This worksheet helps users identify the essential elements from the Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructurethat your state currently has in place and/or that are missing from your state’s suicide prevention infrastructure.​
    • Timeline Development Worksheet
      This worksheet is designed to help you develop a timeline for each phase of your state’s infrastructure development in conjunction with the Getting Started Guide.​
    • 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.
    • State Suicide Prevention Coordinator Position Descriptions
      This packet of position descriptions contains real-life examples from three U.S. states that can be used in full or in part by any state.​
    • State Suicide Prevention Plans and Leadership Guidance
      This document describes the key elements and characteristics that serve as the underpinning for effective state suicide prevention plans.
    • SPRC 2021 State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment
      This technical report presents the findings of a suicide prevention needs assessment that asked suicide prevention leaders to assess and describe their state or territory’s suicide prevention strengths, needs, challenges, and successes.

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