If you or someone you know needs help now,
Join us for our August educational session and coalition meeting where Ethan Jamison will address some of the current suicide research that takes place at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which will be held Wednesday, August 9, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Carson Room at 4300 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246.
Colorado continues to carry a heavy suicide burden. As a group committed to reducing the burden and improving outcomes across Colorado, it is important to understand the value of data in order for interventions and prevention efforts to be effective and well received.
Participants will be able to:
1) Articulate the importance of using accurate data to guide suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts
2) Identify trends in suicide and suicidal behavior throughout Colorado
3) List data resources suicide prevention advocates can use
4) Compare Colorado rates to other states
Ethan Jamison will address some of the current suicide research that takes place at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The presentation uses surveillance data from the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS) to describe aspects of suicide in Colorado. Mr. Jamison will describe the breadth of information that is captured under the CoVDRS, examining the aggregated details of suicide, describing the various social, behavioral and environmental circumstances that influenced suicide mortality for all suicides in Colorado. Additionally, Mr. Jamison will provide some of the data innovations projects the CoVDRS and other partners are working to create. Overall, we aim to aspire toward zero suicide in Colorado, by using data to describe the growing public health issue. By better understanding common risk factors, we can help inform the suicide prevention community. These data can also shape future prevention programs, which aim to reduce suicide deaths and the toll they take on communities.
Ethan Jamison, MPH, leads the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System as Coordinator and Epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. After completing a B.A. with a concentration in Biological Anthropology, and an MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology, Mr. Jamison embarked on a career in the field of public health. He works to collect, analyze, and disseminate epidemiological data related to violent deaths in the state of Colorado. This work goes towards informing prevention programs aimed to reduce the burden of this public health problem.
This event is open to all.
For those who can not attend in person, you are invited to use the optional dial in number: 888-644-5563 No PIN needed.
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