- Strategic pillars, strategic goals, centering values and foundation — These will not change over the five-year lifespan of the plan. They are the starting point for all suicide prevention work in Oregon.
- Strategic pathways — These are not likely to change over five years and are rooted in the values and foundations. They represent measurable areas of focus and are more specific to populations or settings.
- Strategic priority initiatives — These will be adapted, adjusted and added to annually. They are specific actions designed to support the broader pathways and goals.
To see current YSIPP initiatives with status updates, visit the OHA smartsheet here.
Alliance Assigned Initiatives
For the 2021-2022 fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022), the Alliance was assigned 15 specific initiatives. The specific initiatives are grouped by committee or staff assignment below. To see progress updates on Alliance specific initiatives, click on the link below.
- The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide (The Alliance) will organize committees, advisory groups, and workgroups to align with YSIPP 2021-2025.
- The Alliance will name policy recommendations for 2023 legislative session.
- OHA and The Alliance continue to build connections with youth-serving community based organizations to invite participation in the Alliance and youth suicide prevention trainings and work.
- Build capacity to monitor implementation of plans for Adi’s Act, increase meaningful participation in Adi’s Act from school districts, and increase the use of best practices in school districts. Begin by organizing infrastructure and clarifying roles and responsibilities.
TRANSITIONS OF CARE COMMITTEE
- The Alliance will respond to OHA’s HB 3090 Resurvey Project report (due Fall 2021) and develop a work plan to monitor next steps.
- HB 2315 Rulemaking process will include recommendations from OHA defining continuing education opportunities that are applicable and relevant to meet the suicide prevention training requirement for relicensure.
EQUITY ADVISORY GROUP
- The Alliance will continue focus on equity work and will continue to make recommendations to OHA.
lETHAL MEANS ADVISORY GROUP
- The Alliance will create a workplan for Lethal Means work that includes safe storage, collaboration between stakeholders, and policy recommendations.
cOALITION LEADERS NETWORK
- The Alliance staff hosts a quarterly webinar to provide networking support for regional suicide prevention coalitions and other local suicide prevention champions.
- The Alliance staff hosts a quarterly learning collaborative for regional suicide prevention coalition leaders.
- Youth representatives (including at least one person that has not yet reached age 18) serve on The Alliance.
- The Alliance will maintain youth reps on each committee and ensure the following populations are represented whenever larger feedback is gathered: member(s) 18 or younger, rural youth, racial/ethnically diverse youth, LGBTQ+ youth.
- Statewide resources, educational opportunities, and programming options are shared to the regional suicide prevention coalition leaders.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) national safe messaging projects are promoted on OHA’s Suicide Prevention listserv and The Alliance listserv.
- Alliance to Prevent Suicide Website will continue to make information available regarding Alliance activities, legislative work, opportunities for community members to be involved, and resources.