Vote for “Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?” for an HHS Innovates “People’s Choice” Award

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“Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?” is among 6 finalists for the HHS Innovates “People’s Choice” award. The Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) played a key role in this national suicide prevention effort. We need your help to become the next People’s Choice award winner!

Public voting is open until June 13.

Please cast your vote at

What is innovative about this suicide prevention effort?

HHS transformed webinars from passive presentations to interactive, engaging, impactful opportunities for communities to reduce suicide. Using “echo sites” (community-organized gatherings), HHS created a live, interactive webcast featuring national experts, best practices as outlined by the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, and individuals discussing their lived experiences. Following the webcast, host organizations led discussions and engaged participants to develop action plans specific to their communities.

Why should suicide prevention be a public health priority?

About 100 Americans die by suicide each day, more than double the average number of homicides, and 8 million adults in the United States have had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months.

Fortunately, suicide is preventable. There is strong evidence that a comprehensive public health approach is effective in reducing suicide rates.

Help HHS increase the visibility of suicide prevention and vote for “Suicide Prevention: What’s Your Role?”

Thank you for your support!