On June 20, the Center for Total Health welcomed the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), the nation’s public-private partnership championing suicide prevention as a national priority, for their biannual executive committee meeting. They covered an array of topics around suicide prevention including:
- aligning the national response to suicide to achieve the national goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025
- transforming community-based suicide prevention
- changing the national conversations about suicide and suicide prevention to ones that promote hope, recovery, and resiliency
- identifying opportunities for the public and private sectors to come together to prevent suicide and advance suicide prevention efforts
Executive committee member and director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Anne Schuchat, said the CDC is working towards enhancing existing morbidity and mortality tracking systems to improve data collection around the issue of suicide. Kaiser Permanente has been a member of the Action Alliance EXCOM since 2015 and is active in the Action Alliance’s initiative to Transform Health Systems to Reduce Suicide and implementation of the Action Alliance’s Zero Suicide initiative.
The Action Alliance – established in 2010 – aims to champion suicide prevention as a national priority, catalyze efforts of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, and cultivate resources to sustain progress. The Action Alliance’s Executive Committee, representing senior leaders from diverse private and public sector groups, is the driving force of the Action Alliance by providing strategic direction to advance this important work. Learn more about the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health supports organizations that are working towards preventing suicide in communities. All events– annual banquet, quarterly meeting, training, interviews, etc—follow the Healthy Meeting Tools. The Center for Total Health Staff thrive to create an environment that is both fun and informative. Most of all, we take great pride in supporting your event and our high guest satisfaction scores prove it. If your organization is interested in hosting an event, please send us an event request located on our website. We look forward to you joining us!