Surveillance success stories - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
State:  California

This story details how the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) improved its systemwide surveillance of suicide deaths and self-harm, including suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-injury. By standardizing its data collection and reporting processes, CDCR was able to better understand and address suicide and self-harm within its prison system.

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.