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.
Coalition Leaders Network
To help create a more connected field, the Alliance serves as a gathering place for leaders of Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions from across the state providing a place for them to share challenges in the work and what’s going well. This Advisory also took on the role of serving as our Outreach & Awareness Committee as they help to create and lead messaging campaigns across the state. For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
The Alliance started working with the UPRISE Collective in 2021 to improve the Alliance’s equity lens when it comes to advocating for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention policies that will work for more than the dominant culture. This advisory is one item that came from our work with UPRISE. For more information on this advisory group and information on how to join, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
The Advisory is comprised of those in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Their goal is to bring the perspective of this community to Alliance related activities and to be that connection between the LGBTQ+ community and the Alliance. For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
This group is comprised of those who identify as having lived experience with the behavioral health system, living with a mental health diagnosis, are an attempt survivor, loss survivor, or as an ally to someone with the above. The group is in the early stages of forming with the hope of providing the lived experience lens on Alliance activities. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firearm Safety and Lethal Means Reduction
Due to the lethality of firearms, this group first focused on recommendations for firearm safety and partnered with Lines for Life to conduct focus groups with firearm owners to gather input on suicide prevention and how to best work with firearm owners. With the completion of this project, the group is expanding their scope of work by looking at other highly used lethal means to provide recommendations to OHA and advocate for change. For more information on this workgroup, please email Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
YYEA is dedicated to amplifying young adult voices in decision-making for all local and state agencies by providing ongoing opportunities for young adults and adult allies to engage in self-advocacy, building community relationships with youth-serving agencies and providers, and advising the Children’s System Advisory Council, the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide, Healthy Transitions Steering Committee, and other system partners on important issues that matter to youth. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workgroups were created to work on a specific topic or project and are time limited. These groups focus on a specific topic and meet regularly until that project has been completed.
Currently, there are no workgroups.