Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Initiative

Project Overview

7th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2016
     Award Amount:       $748,267

Project Goal Statement: To reduce the number of poisonings, suicides and self-harm in Kenosha County through supporting evidence based interventions that work to increase screening, referrals and treatment.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Cynthia Johnson, Kenosha County Division of Health
Additional community partner organization names:

  • American College of Emergency Physicians-Wisconsin Chapter
  • Aurora Health Care Kenosha ED
  • Carthage College
  • Dayton Residential Care
  • Division of Aging and Disability Services-Resource Center
  • First Step Services, Inc.
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Holy Spirit Community Church
  • James A Lovell FHCC
  • Just Live Inc.
  • Kenosha Community Health Center
  • Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Kenosha County Sheriff Department
  • Kenosha Human Development Services-Crisis
  • Kenosha National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Kenosha Police Department
  • Kenosha Unified School District
  • Mental Health America of Wisconsin
  • Oakwood Clinical Associates, Inc.
  • Pleasant Prairie Police Department
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital
  • Racine National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • United Hospital System-Kenosha Medical Center ED
  • United Hospital System-St. Catherine’s Medical Center ED
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Wheaton Franciscan Health Care
  • MCW Department of Emergency Medicine; Injury Research Center
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Amy Zosel, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine; Injury Research Center
  • Amy Schlotthauer, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine; Injury Research Center
  • David Clark, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012 
Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

   American College of Emergency Physicians-Wisconsin Chapter
    Carthage College
    Gateway Technical College
    Kenosha Community Health Center
    Kenosha County Division of Health
    Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office
    Kenosha Human Development Services–Crisis
    Mental Health America of Wisconsin
    Oakwood Clinical Associates, Inc.
    Racine National Alliance on Mental Illness
    Roger's Memorial Hospital
    United Hospital System – Kenosha Medical Center Emergency Department
    United Hospital System – St. Catherine’s Medical Center Emergency Department
    University of Wisconsin-Parkside

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article in the Children’s Society of Wisconsin newsletter about cable gun locks (June-August 2012)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed and distributed Cable Gun Lock brochures and an ad on cable gun locks in local free weekly publications
    • Distributed the coalition’s annual report
    • Radio interview on cable gun locks and Clergy Summit
    • Developed medication collection site brochures in Spanish and English
    • Developed a Clergy Summit toolkit which is shared on the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin website
    • Conducted a Heroin Summit in Kenosha County
    • Conducted QPR trainings
    • Presentation on the Clergy Summit at the statewide Prevent Suicide Wisconsin Conference
    • Hosted two Clergy Summits
  • Presentations
    • Presented project information and updates to the Kenosha County Board of Health (2012 and 2013)
    • Conducted Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) trainings for community organizations and members (January-September 2012)
    • Presentation at the state Prevent Suicide Wisconsin Conference (2013)
Contact Us

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