Surveillance Success Stories – Ohio

March 03, 2016

News Type:  From the Field, Surveillance
Speaker:  Ohio

A crosswalk of data from death certificates and records from state hospitals and mental health clinics revealed that more than 67 percent of people who died by suicide in Ohio had visited a public behavioral health provider in the year before their death. Twenty-nine percent had done so in the month before their suicide. You can find more information on this project and what it discovered in Surveillance Success Stories – Ohio.

This story is part of SPRC’s Surveillance Success Story Series, which describes how states, tribes, and health systems access and analyze data on suicide deaths and attempts, and use data to inform evaluation and program planning.