Alliance Committees

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.


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, 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 and publicity about suicide issues.
The committee has issued a one-year communication plan to be completed in June 2019. This focuses on making recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority to reduce suicide by using traditional and social media. They hope to reach youth, parents, teachers, clergy, community advocates, and others with this plan. 


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.

Transitions of Care

The Transitions of Care Committee identifies best practices, innovative approaches and gaps to safe and uninterrupted transitions for youth, young adults and their caregivers when experiencing mental health crisis or risk of crisis. It promotes policies and practices that effectively support their needs for continuity during the period in which intentional coordination of care is imperative. 

Workforce Development

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.


Advisory Groups

Advisory groups are groups that represent a particular population or cultural perspective, may have a defined area of interest or have specific expertise. The Alliance looks to advisory groups to inform its work by reviewing materials, suggesting policy, providing feedback and direction on policy, and / or taking on a specific project.


Faith Community

This group has not formed yet. If you are interested in working to start a Faith Community Advisory Group, please contact Jennifer Fraga at

Lethal Means and Firearm Safety

For more information on this advisory group, please email Jennifer Fraga at


For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at and Jennifer Fraga at

Lived Experience

This group is in the process of forming. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at