The Executive Committee oversees all committees, workgroups, and activities of the Alliance. They also organize Alliance business, make decisions on behalf of the Alliance between meetings, and make policy recommendations to OHA.
This committee is made up of two youth members, two individuals with lived experience with suicide, (bereavement and attempt survivors) a health professional, all other committee chairs and a representative from the Oregon Health Authority.
Outreach and Awareness
The Outreach and Awareness Committee is responsible for action items in the Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Plan that have to do with to messaging about suicide prevention, communication among people and organizations working in the field of youth suicide prevention, intervention and postvention and publicity about suicide issues.
The committee has issued a one-year communication plan to be completed in June 2019.
The Workforce Development Committee is responsible for researching and recommending programs to improve the skills of physical health providers, those serving people with mental health and substance use challenges, and school staff.
The Schools Committee is responsible for researching and making recommendations on programs and processes for improving suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in Oregon schools and colleges.
Continuity of Care
The Continuity of Care Committee is responsible for researching and making recommendations for making sure care is available and effective as youth transition across types of care, for example from emergency departments to outpatient care with a mental health provider in the community.
Data And Evaluation
The Data and Evaluation Committee is responsible for working with the University of Oregon for monitoring completion of the Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan and tracking risk factors for suicide in Oregon.