Fairbanks Wellness Coalition Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment Published

fwc-weblogo1Fairbanks Wellness Coalition completed its Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment December 7, 2015. The needs assessment process included review and analysis of secondary data sources related to suicide, substance abuse, and mental health issues in Fairbanks North Star Borough, prioritization of these three issues for the development of prevention programming, collection of additional secondary data related to consequences and risk and protective factors for the prioritized issue, and collection of primary data through surveys and key informant interviews to better understand community perceptions of the issue and readiness levels to address the prioritized issue. Read the full report.