Epi-Aid Investigation in Palo Alto

Latest Update 
  • Epi-Aid Investigation in Palo Alto Update:
    • The CDC Epi-Aid Preliminary Findings on youth suicide in Santa Clara County have been posted, with a message from Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Health Officer and Director of the Public Health Department.  Read PSN Executive Director Mary Gloner’s Letter to the Community that talks about the purpose, process, preliminary findings and next steps.
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have completed the field portion of the Epi-Aid investigation of youth suicide in Santa Clara County, which took place February 16-29, 2016.
    • The Epi-Aid team is continuing to analyze existing data in order to make recommendations on youth suicide prevention strategies that can be used at the school, city, and county levels. This includes information on current youth suicide prevention and wellness programs and activities and policies provided by Project Safety Net’s (PSN) collaborative partners. The final report is scheduled to be released at the end of 2016; however, the date is subject to change.
    • Because the Epi-Aid could not include new data collection in the field, Project Safety Net implemented a community survey in Palo Alto to better understand local perceptions around youth suicide and prevention, which they will share with all partners involved in the Epi-Aid process. They also partnered with the Palo Alto Unified School District and the City of Palo Alto to hold conversations with youth involved in suicide prevention activities, which will similarly be shared with all involved.
    • For the latest updates, please check this website frequently.  For general information, please  link to the Epi-Aid OverviewCDC/SAMHSA field visit and Epi-Aid Investigation FAQs.
    • The final report is scheduled to be released in early 2017; however, the date is subject to change to the CDC’s other priorities.
    • For the latest updates, please check this website frequently and for general information, please  link to the Epi-Aid OverviewCDC/SAMHSA field visit and Epi-Aid Investigation FAQs.

 

Epi-Aid Community Coordination Committee

Epi-Aid Community Coordination Committee (Epi-Aid CCC) is co-chaired by Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Public Health Department and Mary Gloner, Project Safety Net.  Committee members have expertise in their jurisdiction and the ability to mobilize their constituency.  Members have been meeting in response to the Epi-Aid Investigation on youth suicide in Santa Clara County.

The committee’s objectives are the following:

  1. Coordinate activities pertaining to CDC/SAMHA Epi-Aid Investigation:
  2. Review the preliminary and final Epi-Aid report;
  3. Develop and execute a dissemination plan for the Epi-Aid report; and
  4. Develop and communicate recommendations

If you would like more information , please contact the respective member in your jurisdiction or feel free to email PSNpaloalto@gmail.com

Download the latest Epi-Aid CCC member list.

 

Media Contact Information

If you are the media and want to know more, please see media contact list.