Building State and Local Funding in Colorado
September 22, 2020
News Type: From the Field, State Infrastructure
Publisher: Education Development Center, Inc.
Speaker: Sarah Brummett, MA, JD, Director, Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention
In this five-minute story, Sarah Brummett of Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment describes how Colorado leveraged existing infrastructure and champions to fund state and community efforts. Through support from advocates and the legislature, as well as building on an interactive data map and prevention partnerships, Colorado has drawn down substantial funds to support suicide prevention at the state and local levels.
- Read more about Colorado’s Office of Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Commission.
- See how a Colorado Legislator Acts with Bold Humility to Prevent Suicide.
- Learn how your state can develop similar infrastructure and read additional examples by visiting the Authorize and Lead essential elements of SPRC’s state Infrastructure Recommendations.