Draft MN Suicide Prevention Plan is Now Available for Public Comment

January 8, 2015

The draft 2015 MN Suicide Prevention State Plan was developed in 2014 by a state-level public-private taskforce. This draft plan includes goals and objectives for all of Minnesota (not just Minnesota state agencies) and is based on the 2012 U.S. Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. 

This plan document does not include a detailed implementation plan, timeline, benchmarks or responsible agencies. An advisory committee will be formed in 2015 to develop and monitor a two-year work plan to operationalize this plan. 

To help us determine our implementation prioritizes and partners please provide your feedback on the following four items by Monday 1/26/15 using this online form

  1. To successfully meet the goal of a “10% reduction in 5 years; 20% in 10 years and ultimately working towards zero deaths” what three objectives do feel are most critical to implement?
  2. Identify up to three objectives your organization or agency has a role in implementing (at the state or local level).
  3. Identify up to three objectives you would like to assist in developing a two-year work plan.
  4. Open comment: Is there anything you feel is missing or would like to make sure the implementation planning committee considers?

Melissa  Heinen,RN, MPH, CPH
Suicide Prevention Coordinator

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