Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Initiative

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2011

Project Goal Statement: The purpose of this project is to prevent suicide and non-fatal suicide attempts in Kenosha County by increasing access to mental health care, increasing awareness and education and reducing access to lethal means.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $372,919*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Kenosha County Division of Health
Additional community partner organization name: Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Ann Christiansen, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Amy Schlotthauer, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 5/1/2009 - 6/30/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2010 - 6/30/2010
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2010 - 12/31/2010
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Kenosha County Division of Health
     Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Featured in a Kenosha News article promoting the cable gun lock program. September 2009.
    • Featured in The Chronicle, a publication that is distributed by the Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services, about the cable gun distribution. December 2009.
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Kenosha County Department of Health staff member chosen to be a member of the statewide Suicide Prevention Initiative Steering Committee. December 2009.
    • Developed the Kenosha County Mental Health Resource sheet and distributed to providers, community agencies, community members, and consumers and posted on Kenosha County Department of Health website. Spring and Fall 2010.
    • Developed the Kenosha County Community Resource Card and distributed to providers, community agencies, community members, and consumers and posted on KCDOH website. Spring and Fall 2010.
    • Developed the Training Exit Survey (TES) Detention Center Report and distributed to Facility Administrator and his superiors. Spring 2010.
    • Conducted C.A.L.M. Training Evaluation with project partners. Fall 2010.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Conference. May 2010.
    • Presentation at the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin conference

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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