Advocacy & Public Policy

Our chapter is actively engaged in advocating for local, state, and national policies that we believe will help prevent suicide.

We need your help to spread the word that prevention is possible and ensure that public policies make a difference. 

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The Policy & Advocacy Committee oversees the Chapter's efforts to increase public awareness of suicide as a public health issue and promote local, state, and federal policies and programs that prevent suicide as approved by the National AFSP office. This committee disseminates information regarding national activities and recruits other volunteers to participate as advocates.

 Since June 2012, committee members have worked with other organizations that work to prevent suicide in Colorado in the hope of establishing mutually beneficial partnerships. There is much work to be done; however, great strides by this Committee have been achieved in this area over the last few months:

  • Attending the White House Project "Go Connect" Networking Event;
  • Participating in an AFSP Webinar - AFSP and SPRC Present: "Health Professional Training in Suicide Prevention Legislative Innovation in Washington State";
  • Discussions with Washington State Representative Tina Orwell;
  • Presenting to the Colorado Behavioral Health Partnership at Mental Health of America;
  • Meeting with U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO 6); and
  • Attending the Colorado Social Legislation Committee's Lobbyists Luncheon.