The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) and Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) are pleased to announce the availability of funding specifically for Colorado Coroners and Medical Examiners to help us better understand and prevent suicide deaths. Based on feedback received over the past year, we’ve updated the Suicide Investigation Form to improve flow and formatting to make it a more usable tool to gather information to help inform prevention efforts.
The goals of this new mini grant funding include 1) increasing utilization of the Suicide Death Investigation Form, 2) bringing staff from coroner agencies and medical examiner offices into local or regional suicide prevention coalitions and working groups, 3) supporting suicide loss survivors, and 4) improving the Suicide Death Investigation Form.
Urban coroner agencies and medical examiners offices can apply for up to $5,000.00 to be used towards costs incurred in the completion of the activities outlined in the application below.
Rural coroner agencies and medical examiners offices can apply for up to $2,500.00 to be used towards costs incurred in the completion of the activities outlined in the application below.
Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis until funding runs out. We anticipate continuing this project in fiscal year 2023 as well.