The Action Alliance supports national efforts to prioritize suicide prevention research with the highest potential to save lives. Formed in 2013, the Research Prioritization Task Force leads Action Alliance efforts in this area.
Prioritized Research Agenda
To develop a prioritized research agenda identifying the strategies that could potentially have the greatest impact in reducing suicide attempts and deaths in the nation, the task force carried out a multi-step process that included a stakeholder survey, an analysis of existing research, and the modeling of outcomes. The resulting document, A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, was released in 2014.
A map aimed at prioritizing research to guide our nation’s investments in suicide prevention over the next 10 years, the agenda identifies the strategies that show the most promise for decreasing suicide attempts and deaths and identifies research pathways, and short- and long-term objectives. This information can be useful to researchers, funders, program planners, people with lived experience, health care providers, and others interested in suicide prevention.
Other resources developed by the Research Prioritization Task Force include:
- Stakeholder Survey Results
- Aspirational Goals with Example Responses
- Short List of Aspirational Goals
- How Did We Get To 12 Goals?
Prioritized Research Agenda:
- A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives
- Suicide Research Prioritization Plan of Action
- Research Agenda FAQ
- Highlights of Prioritzed Agenda
- Overview of Expert Panel Members
- U.S National Suicide Prevention Research Efforts: 2008-2013 Portfolio Analyses
- Portfolio Analyses Spreadsheet
- Portfolio Analyses Press Release
- Portolio Analyses FAQ