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VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention

VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention

Data and Analytics

Furthering Suicide Prevention Strategies and Policies

The Center's surveillance activities provide analytic support to the VA's Suicide Prevention Program by building off established foundations it helped to create. The COE-SP manages administrative support of the Suicide Data Repository and enhances VA reporting across all Veterans.
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Education & Dissemination

Providing Awareness Guided by a Public Health Approach

Education and training are key components of our Center’s public health approach to suicide prevention. From online trainings to in-person courses, our education team develops a variety of suicide prevention resources for Veterans and those who care for them.
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Linking Research to Practice

Our Center houses a robust, multifaceted research program that seeks innovative approaches to preventing Veteran suicide. Consistent with our Center's framework, research domains are designed to inform the development and use of evidence-based prevention.
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About the Center

About the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) established the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention (COE-SP) in August 2007 with the overarching mission to prevent morbidity and mortality from suicidal behaviors among all Veterans by using a public health approach.
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