Garrow d l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 17

Garrow, D PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 205 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Garrow, D. NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD’s COMMUNITY COLLABORATION MODEL. NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD’s COMMUNITY COLLABORATION MODEL. Why We Started the Community Collaboration Model. New Hampshire has historically exceeded the National suicide rate

Download Presentation

Garrow, D

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Garrow d l.jpg

Garrow, D

NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD’s

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

MODEL


New hampshire national guard s community collaboration model l.jpg

NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD’s

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

MODEL


Why we started the community collaboration model l.jpg

Why We Started the Community Collaboration Model

  • New Hampshire has historically exceeded the National suicide rate

  • In 2007 data collected nationally showed an increase in suicides for the ARNG

  • Tracking suicide deaths and collecting data to analyze trends and patterns

  • prior to 1 October 2008 was erratic at best

  • The lack of a Military Treatment Facility in New Hampshire for its military

  • service members to utilize

  • Key stakeholders within NH drafted a Suicide Prevention Plan for New

  • Hampshire, it was written and adopted in 2004

  • The NHARNG stood up its Suicide Prevention Council and Task Force with the

  • optimal goal of reducing suicides in our NHARNG and their family members

  • The State Suicide Prevention Council revised its Suicide Prevention

  • Plan in 2009 proposing to add Military and Veterans as a Subcommittee


Slide4 l.jpg

NHARNG’s Suicide Prevention Council and Task Force Original Structure

NHARNG Suicide Prevention Council

Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF)

Coordination of Services

Training

Family Member Suicide Prevention Program (FMSPP)

Reporting and Data Analysis

Psychological Autopsy


Slide5 l.jpg

State of New Hampshire’s Suicide Prevention Council Original Structure

Suicide Prevention Council

Military and Veterans

Professional Practices

Communications

Data and Collection Analysis

Public Policy

NationalViolent Death Reporting

Suicide Fatality Review


How the community collaboration started l.jpg

How the Community Collaboration Started

  • The collaboration started in 2007 between the two councils when the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NH) was invited to attend NHNG SPC Meetings and asked to teach suicide prevention and postvention to the NHARNG

  • In April 2009 the NHARNG stood up the Community Health Promotion

  • Council (CHPC)

  • We merged the former NHARNG Suicide Prevention Council and Task Force into

  • the CHPC

  • In September 2009 the Governor received the revised SPC Plan that included a

  • section on military and veterans and the Governor approved the plan in

  • November 2009

  • We agreed to continue collaboration with the State Suicide Prevention Council and the CHPC to eliminate the redundancy of each council’s efforts (multiple credit for a singular event)

  • We share the common goals of making the military and civilian communities aware and educated in suicide prevention and to reduce suicides in New Hampshire


Slide7 l.jpg

Current Structure of the CHPC

State of NH Suicide Prevention Council(SPC)

Suicide Prevention Council (SPC)

Suicide Prevention Task Force

NHNG Community Health Promotion/ R3SP Council

NHNG CHPC

Reporting and Data Analysis

Coordination of Services/

Military & Veterans

Training

Family Member Suicide Prevention Program (FMSPP)

Communication Awareness:

Internal

External

Will Overlap the R3SP Council adding Resiliency

Psychological Autopsy


Nhng military organizations collaborating within the chpc l.jpg

NHNG Military Organizations Collaborating within the CHPC

The Air Guard Liaisons- their Suicide Prevention Program of the early ‘90s demonstrated the ability not only reduce suicide deaths but also domestic violence calls, DWI, and arrests for various misconduct violations. It was key to partner with them to start up our NHARNG Suicide Prevention Program. Serves on Military & Veterans Subcommittee

PTO – manages the prevention training outreach program, sharing tracking trends and patterns from deploying units. Serves on the Reporting and Data Analysis Subcommittee

State Surgeon - leads our PDHRA program and shares their resources in making our

Soldiers mission ready and resilient. Chairs the Reporting and Data Analysis Subcommittee, serves on the SPTF.

Family Support Program Coordinator – provides vital support to the Military and Family

Members to remain connected while serving at home or overseas. Chairs the FMSPP Subcommittee

SARC – provides valuable awareness and education in reducing domestic violence and sexual assaults. Shares and overlaps the Victim Advocate Training with Suicide Prevention Training to all Service Members within the NHNG. Serves on the Resilience & Training Subcommittee


Slide9 l.jpg

PAO – assists the CHPC with safe messaging of suicidal incidents and information. Promoting suicide

awareness efforts both internally and externally. Chairs Communications Subcommittee

DPH - provides Behavioral Health expertise for CHPC and helps any Service Member in NH. Serves

on the SPTF. Serves on Reporting and Data Analysis, Military & Veterans, and Resilience & Training

Subcommittees

State Chaplain – provides mentoring and spiritual guidance to the CHPC and Soldiers and Family

Members of the NHNG. Manages the Strong Bonds Program ‘s retreats for married and single Soldiers. Serves on the SPTF, the Reporting and Data Analysis, Military & Veterans Subcommittees

SPPM - manages Suicide Prevention Program, tracks all mandatory training events. Facilitates the

CHPC, Chairs the Military & Veterans Subcommittee, serves on Reporting and Data Analysis, Resilience

& Training Subcommittees.

HRO – assists CHPC in tracking of resiliency and suicide prevention training. Co Chairs the

Resilience and Training Subcommittee

G3 - assists CHPC in tracking of resiliency and suicide prevention training. Co Chairs the

Resilience and Training Subcommittee

G1 - provides CHPC with human resource expertise and guidance, drafts and manages all NHNG

Resilience and Suicide Prevention Programs and monitors that they’re adhered to. Serves on CHPC

J1 – the TAG’s designee Chairs the CHPC and is responsible for keeping the council effective and

relevant


State organizations collaborating within the chpc l.jpg

State Organizations Collaborating within the CHPC

  • The relationships we have forged and has been strengthened through this process to improved support to Soldiers, Veterans and Families in areas other than suicide prevention. Here is a list of several organizations collaborating and serving on CHPC:

  • the National Alliance on Mental Illness in New Hampshire (NAMI-NH). Serves on

  • Military & Veterans, Data Collection and Analysis Subcommittees

  • the VA in NH and VT. Liaison’s serve on Military & Veterans Subcommittee

  • the Outpatient Clinics that the VA’s support

  • VET Center and the Outpatient Clinics it supports. Serves on Military & Veterans

  • 10 NH Community Mental Health Clinics

  • Liaisons of Suicide Prevention between Joint Services and sister branches

  • (NH Army and Air National Guard, USAR, USMCR,USNR, USCGR). Serve on

  • Military & Veterans Subcommittee

  • the Concord and Elliot Hospitals with MOAs. Serve on Data Collection & Analysis

  • the NH DHHS and several of its bureaus: Medical Examiner’s Office, Behavioral

  • Health, Bureau of Community Based Military Programs, Alcohol and Drug Services

  • and the NH Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT) with MOAs

  • the NH State Police Law Enforcement agencies. Serve on Training Subcommittee

  • the DCSP, DHHS and Easter Seals of NH. Serve on Training Subcommittee


Examples of successes for nharng s collaboration effo rts l.jpg

Examples of Successes for NHARNG’s Collaboration Efforts

Postvention Training. NAMI-NH’s Connect Suicide Prevention Program is a proactive

approach to train people how to respond before there is a death. The NHARNG began

Training all SIOs, Commanders, 1SGs and FACs/FRGs Postvention in 2007

Military Culture Training. Using volunteers from DBHRT since 2007 has been a

critical component that has encouraged participation for service providers joining

our military committees and improve the service providers to feel they have

the cultural confidence, skills and resources to provide to Service Members and Veterans.

Liaison of Medical Examiner’s Office. The MOA established in 2007 between the

NHARNG, NH DHHS and the Office Chief Medical Examiner provides us with rapid

release of sensitive and vital information dealing with suicide deaths. This MOA has

strengthened and improved the timeliness of accurately reporting cause of death. It has also

strengthened and improved our CNO/CAO Program and the Military Honors

Program in the NHARNG. Soldiers in NHARNG are given a military funeral with full

honors regardless of the cause of death, honoring the Soldier’s life and respecting the Soldier’s

Family dignity and privacy.


New hampshire national guard s community collaboration model areas to improve l.jpg

New Hampshire National Guard’s Community Collaboration Model:Areas to improve

Suicides in New Hampshire are still above the National Average

Coos County has the highest suicide rate

- most rural area of New Hampshire

- sparsely populated

- too few behavioral and medical health facilities

What can we do?

- continue to build our partnerships between all services and share

each others resources to help lower the suicide rate in New Hampshire

- partner with all NH Hospitals and develop MOAs with all

- reach out to more veteran services organizations and invite them to join the

CHPC and SPC’s subcommittees (American Legion Posts, DAV Posts)

- continue to educate/train civilian and military personnel using ACE for suicide prevention, ASIST for suicide intervention, and have NAMI-NH continue use of their Connect Program to educate/train suicide postvention


Slide13 l.jpg

New Hampshire National Guard’s Community Collaboration Model:Areas to improve, continued

  • As directed by the Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Campaign Plan Memorandum dated 23 November 2010; the NHNG was directed to stand up a Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Council .

  • NHARNG’s R3SP Council layout:

  • revised the CHPC existing charter and added the NH Resiliency Campaign Plan

  • the CHPC created a sixth subcommittee: Resiliency and it merges/overlaps with the Training Subcommittee. These overlapping councils are Joint

  • the Resiliency/Training Subcommittee is responsible for making our NHNG resiliency compliant IAW the R3SP Campaign Plan by:

  • tracking appointments of MRTs and their required training

  • tracking appointments of RTAs and their required training

  • tracking of the MRTs and RTAs training resiliency to all NHNG members


Slide14 l.jpg

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

AND

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AND

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

RE: DESIGNATION OF LIASON TO OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

WHEREAS, the Adjutant General, New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG) seeks to improve its outreach efforts with regard to suicide prevention and post-vention, and to fulfill its obligation to complete Department of Defense Suicide Event Reports; and

WHEREAS, the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) currently provides the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) with information regarding deaths by suicide obtained in the course of its investigations (the “information”), pursuant to RSA 611-B:21, III; and

WHEREAS, XxxxXxxxxx currently serves as NHDHHS’ designated liaison to OCME for purposes of collecting the information and utilizing it in NHDHHS’ suicide prevention and post-vention programs; and

WHEREAS, NHNG’s proposed use of the information is consistent with and will further NHDHHS’ suicide prevention and post-vention programs, and it is permitted to have access to the information pursuant to RSA 611-B:21, III.

NOW THEREFORE, NHNG, NHDHHS and OCME agree as follows:

  • 1. XxxxXxxxxx, (and any subsequent designee of NHDHHS) is designated as Liaison to OCME from NHNG (the “Liaison”).

  • 2. The Liaison is authorized to provide NHNG with information obtained from OCME regarding individuals who have a connection to NHNG and have been deemed to have died as a result of suicide.

  • 3. NHNG will use the information in its suicide prevention and post-vention outreach programs, and to

  • complete Department of Defense Suicide Event Reports.


Slide15 l.jpg

  • NHNG acknowledges that pursuant to RSA 611-B:21, III, the information is confidential and exempt from public disclosure under the Right-to-Know Act (RSA 91-A) and it will therefore use the information in a manner that, to the greatest extent possible, preserves such confidentiality.

    Xxxxx X. Xxxxx

    Major General, NHNG

    The Adjutant General

    ____________________

    (Date)

  • Xxxxx X. Xxxxx

    Commissioner, New Hampshire Department

    of Health and Human Services

    ____________________

    (Date)

  • Xxxxx X. Xxxxx, M.D.

    Chief Medical Examiner

    New Hampshire Department of Justice

    ____________________

    (Date)

    Reviewed as to form and substance:

  • Xxxxx X. Xxxxx

    Assistant Attorney General

    _____________________

    (Date)


Slide16 l.jpg

Constantly Improving this collaboration of combined efforts and partnership will make the New Hampshire National Guard and the citizens of New Hampshire stronger

- mentally

- physically

- spiritually


Questions l.jpg

Questions?


  • Login