Todd D. Little, PhD; Kathleen M. Roche, PhD; Sy-Miin Chow, PhD; Anna P. Schenck, PhD; Leslie-Ann Byam, MA
Grant Support: By the National Science Foundation (grants 1357666 [Dr. Chow] and 1053160 [Dr. Little]); National Institutes of Health (grants R01MH61388, R01HD07699, and R01GM105004 [Dr. Chow]); the Penn State Quantitative Social Sciences Initiative (Dr. Chow); the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy (Dr. Little) at Texas Tech University; and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (grant UL TR000127 [Dr. Chow]).
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Dr. Roche: Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20052.
Dr. Chow: Pennsylvania State University, 409 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802.
Dr. Schenck: Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7469, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
Ms. Byam: Families First–Evidence-Based Associates, 1221 Taylor Street NW, Washington, DC 20011.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: K.M. Roche, A.P. Schenck.
Drafting of the article: A.P. Schenck, L.A. Byam.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: K.M. Roche, S. Chow, A.P. Schenck, L.A. Byam.
Final approval of the article: K.M. Roche, A.P. Schenck, L.A. Byam.
Statistical expertise: S. Chow.
Collection and assembly of data: A.P. Schenck.
Little TD, Roche KM, Chow S, Schenck AP, Byam L. National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing Research to Prevent Youth Suicide. Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:795-799. doi: 10.7326/M16-1568
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;165(11):795-799.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathways to Prevention Workshop “Advancing Research to Prevent Youth Suicide” was cosponsored by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. A multidisciplinary working group developed the agenda, and an evidence-based practice center prepared an evidence report that addressed data systems relevant to suicide prevention efforts through a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. During the workshop, experts discussed the evidence and participants commented during open forums. After considering the data from the evidence report, expert presentations, and public comments, an independent panel prepared a draft report that was posted on the NIH Office of Disease Prevention Web site for 5 weeks for public comment. This abridged version of the final report provides a road map for optimizing youth suicide prevention efforts by highlighting strategies for guiding the next decade of research in this area. These strategies include recommendations for improving data systems, enhancing data collection and analysis methods, and strengthening the research and practice community.
Table 1. Recommendations for Enhancing Data Systems to Improve the Ability to Identify Persons at Risk for Suicide
Table 2. Recommendations for Improving Design and Analysis
Table 3. Recommendations for Building and Strengthening the Research and Practice Community
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