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Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Initiative

Project Overview

7th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2016

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.

Award Amount: $748,267

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

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

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
 

Affiliated Web Pages:
    American College of Emergency Physicians-Wisconsin Chapter
    Carthage College
    Division of Aging and Disability Services-Resource Center
    Gateway Technical College
    Kenosha Community Health Center
    Kenosha County Division of Health
    Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office
    Kenosha Human Development Services–Crisis
    Kenosha National Alliance on Mental Illness
    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
    • Hosted Clergy Summit and developed a resource binder
    • Conducted QPR training sessions
    • Radio interview on cable gun locks and Clergy Summit
  • 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)
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