Monday, September 16, 2019

WEBINAR Strengthening Tribal Public Health Partnerships

Northwest Center for Public Health
                              Practice, University of Washington
School of Public Health
Hot Topics in Practice
Strengthening Tribal Public Health Partnerships
Monday, September 23, 2019
Noon to 1 p.m. PT
Tribal community members work hard to protect and promote the health of their people. In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, Tamara Fulwyler shares how non-tribal public health agencies can better collaborate with tribal entities to support these efforts.
This one-hour webinar will provide a brief overview of tribes in Washington, encouraging participants to understand how historical events shape the health of these communities today. It will also discuss important concepts like sovereignty and the process of consultation as important components for successful collaborations with tribal governments. The presentation will close with a review of resources for government-to-government relationship building, including NWCPHP’s new online toolkit.
Register today to better understand the benefits of effective collaborations between state, local and tribal public health agencies.
Speaker slides are posted on our website the morning of the webinar. Each session is recorded and made available by the next day. Audio is available through computer or by phone.
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national organizations present on current issues affecting public health practice.
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

It’s National Suicide Prevention Month

It's National Suicide Prevention Week!
Check out the toolkit
The Model School Policy on Suicide Prevention has been newly updated
Learn more
This year AFSP awarded 26 new grants totaling over $6.2 million
Learn more
Check out musicians Hayley Kiyoko, Aminé, Christina Peri and Lindsey Stirling in our new Seize the Awkward videos
Watch now
Dr. Christine Moutier and members of our Scientific Council to participate in The Joint Commission’s webinar on implementing new health system standards for preventing suicide, with a focus on the Safety Planning Intervention, on September 9
Register today
AFSP Supports 3-Digit Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Number
and Urges Continued Congressional Oversight
Learn more
Talkin’ Baseball: Having #RealConvos about mental health at the ballpark
Learn more
“Depression Tried to Take My Mom. She and My Dad Fought Back”
Learn more
Suicide prevention is making headlines
Read the highlights
Have a story you'd like us to share in the Hope Hub? Click here for submission guidelines and ways to submit.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Call for Proposals: Advance Equitable and Inclusive Policies

To advance equitable and inclusive policies, we need greater diversity in policy and law research. In 2019, Policies for Action is issuing a special call for proposals to advance health equity by actively seeking new and diverse perspectives from the policy research field. This opportunity will support early-career researchers from underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds to help us understand and find solutions that promote health equity and foster action on policies and laws that ensure all people in America can attain and preserve good health and well-being.

Researchers will receive up to $250,000 over two years to:
  • Investigate existing policies or policy changes that can influence population health, well-being, and equity;
  • Engage in career development activities and mentorship;
  • Produce and translate timely research results; and
  • Collaborate with other researchers to create a healthier, more equitable future for all people in America.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
P4A will provide support and training for up to six investigators. Two of these six will be researchers located in and conducting research within the state of New Jersey. Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree within the past 10 years and will identify two institutional mentors to advise on career development and research skills as part of their application.

We welcome all policy research ideas across a range of possible sectors, political ideologies, and perspectives. By policies, we mean laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels as well as private-sector practices. We will prioritize policy research ideas that inform one or more of RWJF’s focus areas: healthy communities, health systems, and healthy children and families.

More details on eligibility requirements, mentor selection, areas of policy focus, and application materials can be found in the full call for proposals.

How to Apply
Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit to get started. You will be required to create a personal registration login prior to beginning the proposal process.

Application Timeline 
  1. Letters of intent are due October 2, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT).
  2. Candidates selected to submit a full proposal will be notified by mid-November. 
  3. Full proposals from selected candidates will be accepted through January 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT).
  4. Finalists will be notified mid-February.

Monday, September 9, 2019

National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8-14. This year we’re encouraging people to create a safety net for those who are struggling – themselves included – by educating and inspiring them to feel as comfortable talking about mental health as they would their physical health. By knowing how to have a #RealConvo with the people in our lives, recognize the risks and warning signs for suicide, and understand the ways to connect to help, we can all play a role in making our communities safer.

We’ve created a toolkit filled with inspiration, guidance, social media sharables and more, enabling you to:

WATCH short, informative videos
SHARE images, and other goodies on social media
READ blogs featuring personal perspectives and expert guidance on how to have a #RealConvo
TAKE ACTION and get involved in the cause

The toolkit contains a calendar of events for September, including Twitter chats, as well as personal stories, #RealConvo guides, and further resources for those who are struggling. We’ll continue to add new social sharables, merchandise updates and more throughout the month.

So get excited! Together, we can make this the best National Suicide Prevention Week yet. Thank you for helping us to spread the word, get people talking more openly about mental health and suicide prevention, and make our communities and loved ones safer in the process.
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Webinars: LGBTQ+ Youth and Suicide -- by the Trevor Project

The Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) is delighted to be able to share the first Webinar in a 2-part Webinar series created for Colorado by The Trevor Project

This Webinar series is titled: 

LGBTQ Youth & Suicide: 
Common Crisis Issues & Best Practices for Youth-Serving Adults

This Webinar series is intended for Colorado adults who work with youth and young adults. 
  • The first ~1-hour Webinar introduces adults to LGBTQ+ terminologies, to understanding the increased risk of suicide among LGBTQ+ identifying youth, and to learning best practices on supporting LGBTQ+ youth, in general, as well as when they are having thoughts of suicide. 
  • The second ~1-hour Webinar will be a live, recorded event, which will be held on September 19, 2019 from 10-11am MDT. The recording of this Webinar will be made available, as well. Adults can join this live Webinar to ask questions based on the content from the first Webinar, and/or they can pose questions ahead of time through this Google Form
    • Information about joining the second line Webinar is below:
Topic: The Trevor Project and Colorado State Q & A
Time: Sep 19, 2019 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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This 2-part Webinar series will be available for a year to Colorado adults who serve youth and young adults. We are grateful to be working in collaboration with the Trevor Project to support Colorado youth and young adults who identify as LGBTQ+!

Click here to find additional OSP resources to help inform suicide prevention efforts for LGBTQ+ youth.