Suicidal behavior is a major public health problem in the United States and the rest of the world. This session will describe the public health approach and how it can be applied to preventing suicidal behavior. The public health approach involves the following: defining and describing the nature of the problem; studying the factors that increase or lower risk; developing and evaluating ways to prevent the problem; and implementing interventions and disseminating information. A summary of CDC’s efforts in assessment, research and prevention will be discussed.
- Date/Time: February 5th from 12 to 1 PM,
- Presenter: Alex Crosby, MD, MPH from the CDC
- Location: Anschutz Medical Campus in Education 2 North, room 1202. x