Surveillance success stories – Ohio


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Education Development Center, Inc (EDC)

Working with partners at Ohio State University, state policy analysts, and community members, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) examined suicide deaths among patients in the state’s mental health system. These data identified service use patterns and other characteristics associated with suicide decedents and funding has been allocated to target prevention strategies.

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.