Applying to the SPRC Best Practices Registry

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We’re excited to announce that SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is now accepting applications. 

The latest BPR is the same one-stop source you know and trust for suicide prevention programs and interventions, guided by a new vision—to increase health equity through expanded access and representation.

To implement this vision, we need you! We’re seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate national frameworks, best practices, and culturally relevant approaches, as well as upstream strategies to prevent suicide risk before it starts. Easy to access and user friendly, the BPR’s new online application welcomes programs based on community and culturally defined evidence.



Before You Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be ready for others to implement (i.e., include adequate implementation materials and instructions)
  • Demonstrate alignment, as applicable, with one or more suicide prevention frameworks, (i.e., The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, CDC’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices, SPRC’s Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention, IOM Spectrum of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Intervention (aka IOM Continuum of Care), Mental Health Media Guide)
  • Demonstrate achievable, defined outcomes 
  • Provide evidence of meeting minimum standards related to safety protocols and, if appropriate, safety planning

Required Program or Intervention Information

  • BPR Application Guide
  • Program or intervention type
  • Intended population and how this population was consulted during development, implementation, and evaluation efforts
  • Implementation instructions, requirements, and setting 
  • Training requirements
  • Cost and resource allocation
  • Materials
  • Intended outcomes
  • Types of evidence used to show effectiveness
  • A detailed evaluation report describing logic model(s), instrumentation and measures used, and evaluation findings and their impact
  • Description of how the program or intervention and its materials aim to be culturally inclusive, contain suicide-safe language, and demonstrate awareness of the need for health equity and inclusion in suicide prevention efforts