Suicide Prevention Efforts of the Veterans Health Administration

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Responsibility for prevention of veteran suicide lies primarily with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VHA Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention is based on a public health framework, which has three major components: (1) surveillance, (2) risk and protective factors, and (3) prevention interventions. This report identifies challenges the VHA faces in each component of suicide prevention and
discusses potential issues for Congress.

Creator(s): Bagalman, Erin
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 3, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Bagalman, Erin

Analyst in Health Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 3, 2012
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United States
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Responsibility for prevention of veteran suicide lies primarily with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VHA Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention is based on a public health framework, which has three major components: (1) surveillance, (2) risk and protective factors, and (3) prevention interventions. This report identifies challenges the VHA faces in each component of suicide prevention and
discusses potential issues for Congress.

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21 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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