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2019 Rocky Mountain Research Training Institute: Research to Practice for Suicide Prevention

Wednesday , June 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 21, 2019
Denver, Colorado
Application deadline  was
 January 11, 2019 at 5:00pm MT*

The Research Training Institute (RTI) is a 2 ½ day series of interactive workshops, presentations, mentoring, and small group sessions that will take place at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The objectives of the RTI are to:

  • Encourage data-driven, evidence-based community practice with rigorous evaluation, with the goal of preventing suicide in the Rocky Mountain region;
  • Create collaborative, sustainable partnerships between practitioners and researchers/evaluators so that the perspectives, knowledge, and skills of each inform the work of the other;
  • Provide both violence and injury prevention professionals and evaluators/researchers with a shared body of knowledge and skills in suicidology, public health and prevention, and relevant evaluation methodologies;
  • Develop plans for a local project related to suicide prevention that can be evaluated and, ideally, documented for replication in other communities.

Eligibility: Individuals working in the eight Rocky Mountain states (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, or Arizona) or North or South Dakota may apply. Applicants should form teams of two people which include, at a minimum:

  • Practice: One state or community professional in suicide prevention (which may include upstream community programs e.g., Sources of Strength, Veteran outreach, etc.)
  • Evaluation: One researcher, analyst, or other professional doing evaluation of suicide prevention.

The individuals may be from the same organization and will share leadership responsibilities for the project. The entire team is expected to attend and participate in the RTI. Funding to support travel, food, and lodging costs may be available for up to two team members. Interested applicants without a community or evaluation/research partner are encouraged to contact RTI organizers for assistance in developing a team.

NOTE: If you have yet to secure a partner, you are still eligible to apply with the understanding that you will either locate a partner independently that meets the criteria in the application or be paired with another partner or team based on availability in coordination with the RTI staff and faculty.

Application: Final application and materials are due by January 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST.  In February of 2019, applicants will be notified of acceptance.