Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with Implementation of Established, Evidence-based or Informed Suicide Prevention. Find other NPM 7 school-based strategies in MCHbest.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 1: Measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)
Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 8. Build and support a workforce
Service Recipient: Activities directed to professionals
Goal: Reduce non-fatal injury related hospitalizations for children ages 0 through 9 and adolescents ages 10 through 19.
Numerator: Number of gatekeepers trained in the prevention of suicide among youth
Data Sources and Data Issues: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality, from age 1 through 19. Homicide and suicide, violent or intentional injury, are the second and third leading causes of death for adolescents ages 15 through 19. Gatekeeper training is designed to help professionals interacting with youth and adolescents identify and refer students at risk for suicide.
Unit Type: 100000, Unit Number: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Family Health Services, Division of Prevention and Health Promotion (DPHP); DPHP will track the number of participants from quarterly reports of program stakeholders