Pathways to Prevention Workshop:

Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide

March 29–30, 2016

Masur Auditorium

Clinical Center, Building 10

NIH Main Campus

Bethesda, Maryland



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Final Report

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An unbiased, independent panel developed a final report of the 2016 NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide, which summarizes the workshop and identifies future research priorities.

Annals of Internal Medicine

An abridged version of the panel's final report External Website Policy and an abridged version of the Systematic Evidence Review External Website Policy were also published in print in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Panel develops plan for preventing youth suicide

Evidence Report

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This evidence report is based on research conducted by John Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report seeks to address the identified workshop questions:

  • How can national, state, and community data systems be linked to existing data from suicide prevention efforts in order to add possible value for stakeholders? What methods are available to link the data systems?
  • Which statistical methods are reliable and valid for understanding possible mediators and moderators in suicide prevention programs to improve targeting interventions to populations?
  • Which statistical methods are reliable and valid for analyzing linked national, state, and community data systems and suicide prevention data to avoid misleading conclusions?
    • A. What are potential sources of bias for these statistical methods?
    • B. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these different methods?
  • Given the current state of research, what types of methodological/analytic advances would promote further evaluation of youth suicide prevention efforts (e.g., new approaches to data linkage, increased use of common data elements, approaches to intervention harmonization) and facilitate intervention selection and implementation decisions by local community and state-level policymakers?
  • What is the way forward that will help the suicide prevention research community realize the potential benefits of early prevention? What are the immediate and longer-term research investments needed to accomplish this?

The information in this report is intended to help health care decision-makers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.

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