SAMHSA Webinar Lesson Learned Suicide Prevention
Webinar Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT)
SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) TA Center will host a webinar in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) that will feature two teams participating in the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges to Prevent Suicide Among SMVF: Arizona and Richmond, Virginia. This webinar is designed to be both interactive and informative and will address the challenges and opportunities that are inherent in implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention for SMVF.
- Discuss the Be Connected initiative and describe how this program can serve as an example for other statewide initiatives using a collective impact approach
- Demonstrate how interagency partnerships have increased the capacity of the service system in Arizona and Richmond, Virginia
- Review the crucial elements of implementation, including team formation, sustainability, and specific initiatives
- Describe how city-level Mayor’s Challenge efforts inform statewide action plan development and bring best practices to other areas of a state.