Strengthening & Sustaining Ohio’s Suicide Prevention Coalition Initiative
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF), with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and in partnership with Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, and You Thrive Training & Consulting, LLC, is offering two funding opportunities for FFY2021 for suicide prevention coalitions interested in strengthening their local coalition’s strategic planning efforts and networking with other similar coalitions across Ohio. Building off the work of the Strengthening & Sustaining Ohio’s Suicide Prevention Coalitions (SSOSPC) Initiative, OSPF is excited to announce the following funding opportunities for FFY2021:
- The Strategic Planning Learning Community, which will support the development of community-level strategic plans for suicide prevention and development of an ecosystem plan.
- The CCAT Study Group Cohort 2, which will enhance local suicide prevention coalition’s infrastructure and sustainability using the Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT).
- The CRA Continuation Funding opportunity is open only to previous members of the SSOSPC Initiative Cohort 1 ONLY and will support implementation of the Community Readiness Assessments completed in that cohort.
To download the RFP please reference the Download buttons to the right of this page. An informational webinar will also be posted at ohiospf.org/RFP on Friday, October 16th. Proposals are due by COB on October 30, 2020. For more information about the SSOSPC Initiative, please visit https://suicideprevention.ohio.gov/Communities/Coalitions
Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT)
SSOSPC Cohort 2 RFP Introduction Webinar
SSOSPC Initiative CCAT Cohort 1 Summary
Background and Intent
In FFY 2020, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) partnered with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF), Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs (OU-GVS) , Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), and YouThrive Training & Consulting, LLC to create the Strengthening & Sustaining Ohio’s Suicide Prevention Coalitions (SSOSPC) Initiative. The SSOSPC focuses on the prevention of suicide by enhancing the infrastructure and sustainability of local suicide prevention coalitions and aligning local work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) seven strategies for preventing suicide. The CDC’s suicide prevention strategies are (1) strengthening economic supports; (2) strengthening access and delivery of suicide care; (3) creating protective environments; (4) promoting connectedness; (5) teaching coping and problem-solving skills; (6) identifying and supporting people at risk; and (7) lessening harms and preventing future risk.