Surveillance Success Stories – White Mountain Apache Tribe

June 08, 2016

News Type:  From the Field, Surveillance
Speaker:  Arizona

The White Mountain Apache Tribe requires community members, first responders, and medical, school, and social service personnel to report suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, and binge alcohol and drug use to the tribe’s Celebrating Life project. This program conducts in-person follow-up visits on every report. The data is also included in a secure database that provides the tribe with a unique level of information on suicide and the other reportable behaviors. To learn more about this effort, read Surveillance Success Stories – White Mountain Apache Tribe.

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.