Suicide-Related Data Plan
In 2015, the Minnesota Suicide Prevention Task Force developed the Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Plan. One of a number of key components of the Plan was the development of goals and objectives that focused on the data systems that help identify the scope of the suicide problem, identify high-risk groups, set priority prevention activities, and monitor the effects of suicide prevention programs.
This legislative report offers a detailed plan regarding the following Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Plan objectives:
Improve the timeliness, usefulness and quality of suicide-related data to help explain the scope of the problem, identify high-risk groups and set priority prevention activities.
Improve and expand the state, tribal and local public health capacity to routinely collect, analyze, report and use suicide-related data to help develop effective prevention efforts, especially at the local level.
Increase the number and quality of surveys and other data collection instruments that include questions on protective factors against suicidal behaviors (also referred to as self-directed violence or SDV), risk factors and exposures to suicide to help better understand community suicide prevention needs and plan effective prevention and support services.
Monitor how the suicide prevention plan is being implemented in the state and local communities.
For more information on suicide data, contact Stefan Gingerich at firstname.lastname@example.org.