Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Initiative

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:          July 1, 2008
    Project End Date:            June 30, 2011
    Original Award Amount:     $450,000
    Adjusted Award Amount:   $372,919*

Project Goal Statement: The purpose of this project is to prevent suicide and non-fatal suicide attempts in Kenosha County by increasing access to mental health care, increasing awareness and education and reducing access to lethal means.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Kenosha County Division of Health
Additional community partner organization name: Mental Health America of Wisconsin

  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Ann Christiansen, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Amy Schlotthauer, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Featured in a Kenosha News article promoting the cable gun lock program. September 2009.
    • Featured in The Chronicle, a publication that is distributed by the Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services, about the cable gun distribution. December 2009.
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Kenosha County Department of Health staff member chosen to be a member of the statewide Suicide Prevention Initiative Steering Committee. December 2009.
    • Developed the Kenosha County Mental Health Resource sheet and distributed to providers, community agencies, community members, and consumers and posted on Kenosha County Department of Health website. Spring and Fall 2010.
    • Developed the Kenosha County Community Resource Card and distributed to providers, community agencies, community members, and consumers and posted on KCDOH website. Spring and Fall 2010.
    • Developed the Training Exit Survey (TES) Detention Center Report and distributed to Facility Administrator and his superiors. Spring 2010.
    • Conducted C.A.L.M. Training Evaluation with project partners. Fall 2010.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Conference. May 2010.
    • Presentation at the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin conference

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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