2022 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Call to Action

September 02, 2022

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

SPRC is excited to release our 2022 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Call to Action and Summary of Priority Areas. This resource summarizes findings from the second annual assessment of suicide prevention needs, challenges, strengths, infrastructure, and capacity of U.S. states and territories.

To help you share key information from these reports, we have also developed two-page snapshots of priority areas for strengthening suicide prevention infrastructure, which include real-life success stories from states. Read about the four priority areas and find tools to help you establish them:

  1. Develop designated funding and capacity for suicide prevention.
  2. Grow partner and leader coordination in suicide prevention.
  3. Increase community representation and participation in suicide prevention.
  4. Strengthen suicide prevention data systems and evaluation processes.

Read the full 2022 assessment and learn more about building a solid foundation for effective, sustainable state suicide prevention efforts.