The Executive Committee oversees all committees, workgroups, and activities of the Alliance. They also organize Alliance business, make decisions on behalf of the Alliance between meetings, and make policy recommendations to OHA.
This committee is made up of two youth members, two individuals with lived experience with suicide, (bereavement and attempt survivors) a health professional, all other committee chairs and a representative from the Oregon Health Authority.
Outreach and Awareness
The Outreach and Awareness Committee is responsible for action items in the Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Plan that have to do with to messaging about suicide prevention and publicity about suicide issues.
The committee has issued a one-year communication plan to be completed in June 2019. This focuses on making recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority to reduce suicide by using traditional and social media. They hope to reach youth, parents, teachers, clergy, community advocates and others with this plan.
The Schools Committee is responsible for researching and making recommendations on programs and processes for improving suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in Oregon schools and colleges.
Transitions of Care
The Transitions of Care Committee identifies best practices, innovative approaches and gaps to safe and uninterrupted transitions for youth, young adults and their caregivers when experiencing mental health crisis or risk of crisis. It promotes policies and practices that effectively support their needs for continuity during the period in which intentional coordination of care is imperative.
The Workforce Development Committee is responsible for researching and recommending programs to improve the skills of physical health providers, those serving people with mental health and substance use challenges, and school staff.
Advisory groups are groups that represent a particular population or cultural perspective, may have a defined area of interest or have specific expertise. The Alliance looks to advisory groups to inform its work by reviewing materials, suggesting policy, providing feedback and direction on policy, and/or taking on a specific project. An advisory group is not one of the standing committees with representation on the Executive Committee. They do not have decision making power for the Alliance and not subject to public meeting laws. These groups often represent an underrepresented voice.
Data And Evaluation
The Data and Evaluation Advisory Group is responsible for working with the University of Oregon for monitoring completion of the Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan and tracking risk factors for suicide in Oregon.
This group has not formed yet. If you are interested in working to start a Faith Community Advisory Group, please contact Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lethal Means and Firearm Safety
For more information on this advisory group, please email Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
This group is in the process of forming. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org.