March 01, 2019

VA and DoD rev up for 2019 Suicide Prevention Conference

The VA and DoD have teamed up to host a Suicide Prevention Conference in late August 2019. The VA and DoD have arranged care teams, leaders, allies, and subject matter experts from across the country to talk and share information of public health-based strategies to prevent suicide nationwide. A VA blog post  states that the two organizations are requesting abstracts about “healthy and empowered service members, Veterans, families, and communities; clinical and community preventive services; treatment and support services; and surveillance, research, and evaluation.” The VA’s executive director of suicide prevention, Dr. Keita Franklin, states, “When these teams return to their facilities, they can apply this information to improve the lives of the Service members and Veterans they serve.”