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Organization: Dept of Health Services (DHS)
Publish Dates: 3/13/2024 through 4/18/2024
Category: Grants County:
Sub Category: Proposals Municipality:
Region: Entire State Status: Inactive
Counseling on Access to Lethal Means for Adolescents 10-19 Funding Application
The Wisconsin DHS, DPH seeks applicants for implementing CALM, brief counseling strategies designed to help clients at risk for suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means and increase safety. CALM is a supported strategy by the CDC’s CSP program as it promotes protective environments for people at risk of suicide and self-harm. The aim of this funding is to increase implementation, integration, and support sustainability of CALM practices in Wisconsin healthcare systems serving adolescents ages 10-19. Funding will go toward a pediatric-serving healthcare system with regional (multi-county) or statewide reach. Funds will be used to support staff training in CALM practices and support the implementation of CALM within multiple sites, in different counties in the selected agency’s healthcare system.

Additionally, the selected organization is expected to integrate CALM practices into agency policy, practice, and procedure. Examples of successful integration could include, but are not limited to, embedding CALM into electronic medical record systems to ensure provider completion, incorporating into position descriptions for agency champions to oversee CALM long-term success and integrating CALM practices into agency policy. The awarded agency must also agree to use funds to participate in technical assistance calls, consultative calls, and a Community of Practice (CoP) provided by CALM America to support successful integration and implementation. The awarded agency must agree to participate in advanced train-the-trainer workshops in future contract years should they be available. The awarded agency will also engage in a multi-sectoral partnership, led by Wisconsin DHS, designed to support comprehensive suicide prevention efforts throughout Wisconsin. Selected applicants will work closely with DHS staff and the contracted evaluation partner to ensure evaluation of implemented activities.

Funded agencies will help advance the following priorities:
• Ten percent reduction in self-harm among adolescents aged 10-19 living in Wisconsin
• Increase partnership and collaboration related to suicide prevention statewide
• Address shared risk and protective factors (i.e., factors increasing risk for suicide or preventing suicide)

Contact: Rebecca Gonnering --

Funding Application Survey Link:
An FAQ will be posted on: Injury and Violence Prevention Program | Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Related Links:
Funding Application Survey Link
CALM Adolescents App Courtesy Copy
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