Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado
Call to Non-Profit Community
To Whom it May Concern:
In furtherance of promoting cooperation, coordination, and expanding resources statewide, the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado would like to direct potential donors intent on receiving charitable tax benefits to community agencies within Colorado implementing evidence-based programs aligned with commission-identified priorities and initiatives.

During the 2014 Legislative Session, Colorado took a step forward in suicide prevention by creating a designated commission modeled on the National Action Alliance’s public and private partnership. The Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado is tasked with:

- Providing public and private leadership for prevention & intervention
statewide
- Setting data-driven, evidence-based, and clinically informed state
priorities
- Advising the Office of Suicide Prevention
- Establishing subgroups to set strategy and implementation plans for
each priority
- Providing a multidisciplinary forum to:
- Examine prevention & intervention policies
- Analyze near-term opportunities & challenges
- Make recommendations to OSP, Governor’s Office, & General
Assembly

- Expanding partnerships & resources
- Promoting cooperation & coordination across the state
- Evaluating the distribution of resources
- Ensuring that prevention remains a state priority
- Encouraging the development of prevention plans at local level

As part of its charge, to date the commission has identified four priorities for prevention in Colorado, and will continue to identify priorities on an ongoing basis:
- Expanding and streamlining efforts to provide effective follow up
care after emergency department discharge
- Expanding efforts to provide effective follow up care after inpatient
discharge
- Promoting practices for reducing suicide risk among primary care
patients
- Improving and integrating training for members of specific
professional groups

Under these four priorities there are specific recommendations designed to move each priority forward:
- Providing telephonic follow-up services and outreach to patients
subsequent to an emergency department discharge
- Statewide Needs Assessment of Mental Health Provider Training
- Joint Training for Primary Care Providers and Mental Health
Providers (Including Substance Abuse Treatment Providers)
- Specific Suicide Prevention Training for High Risk Industries:
 First Responders (Fire, EMS/EMT, Law Enforcement)
 Construction Industry
 Oil & Gas
 Finance
 Mining
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for the Legal Community
 Attorneys, Judges, Probation/Corrections
- Training within the Education Community
 Protocols and support for full range suicide prevention within
preK-12 schools

Potential donors wishing to donate to the cause regardless of tax benefit are still able to provide funds directly to support Commission initiatives. However, because the Commission is established under a state agency, it is not able to provide charitable tax benefits to potential donors. As stated above, in furtherance of promoting cooperation, coordination, and expanding resources statewide, the commission would like to direct potential donors intent on receiving charitable tax benefits to community agencies within Colorado implementing evidence-based programs aligned with commission-identified priorities and initiatives.

If your agency would like to be included on a list provided to such potential donors please take a moment to fill out and return the form below. Please also take a moment to forward this to any other community agencies which you believe should be included. Let’s work together to reduce the impact of suicide here in Colorado.

For more information on the Commission or its recommendations, or to update a prior form, please contact Sarah Brummett at sarah.brummett@state.colorado.us or 303-692-2369

Information which would be helpful for potential donors:

Name of Organization:
Your answer
Is your organization able to provide donor with charitable tax contribution benefit?
Mission Statement of your organization:
(if applicable)
Your answer
Year your organization started:
Your answer
Size of organization:
(staff/members)
Your answer
Organization home location:
Your answer
Region(s) & Community(ies) served:
Your answer
Brief statement of work done
(Current, past)
Your answer
How does your work align with commission priorities/recommendations described above?
(briefly in 255 characters or less)
Your answer
Specific populations served
(if applicable)
Demonstrated connections within community:
How do you evaluate effectiveness of programs implemented?
Your answer
13. Do you implement programs that are listed on either of the Best Practices Registries? (SPRC/NREPP)
If yes to above question please list
Your answer
Does your agency have a website?
Your answer
Is your organization willing to provide data back to the Office of Suicide Prevention?
i.e. numbers trained, donations received for commission work, etc.
Please provide a link to your board of directors.
Your answer
Contact person within your organization for donations:
Your answer
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