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Dissemination Audiences for Suicide Prevention Programs

It is important to share program results and outcomes, both positive and negative, with partners, collaborators, and community members. Sharing information and results from the suicide prevention program can help inform various audiences about ongoing efforts, what works and what does not work, and ways to get involved in local efforts to prevent suicide.

Some examples of dissemination audiences for rural suicide prevention programs include:

  • Funders of suicide prevention programs, such as state or federal agencies or philanthropic organizations
  • Local healthcare facilities, particularly mental health, substance use disorder, and primary care providers
  • State and local health and mental health departments
  • Law enforcement and first responders
  • Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Survivors of suicide attempts
  • Family members and others who have lost a loved one to suicide
  • Community members
  • Local task forces and advocacy groups
  • Local gun shops
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Local, state, and national professional associations and advocacy organizations
  • Local news media

Resources to Learn More

National Organizations and Federal Agencies
Provides an annotated list of national organizations and federal agencies involved in suicide prevention, and offers various resources, including funding opportunities, technical assistance, and training.
Organization(s): Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)