Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Webinars next week on rural suicide prevention, increasing rural household access to community solar power programs

At 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 10, the American Public Power Association will host a free one-hour webinar about cost-effective ways to increase rural households' access to public utilties' community solar programs. Such programs are helpful to rural residents where there are logistical, legal or financial barriers to individually ownership of solar panels. Find more information or register here.

On Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. ET, the Rural Health Information Hub and the University of Minnesota's Rural Health Research Center will hold a free one-hour webinar about their new Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit, which supports organizations implementing suicide-prevention programs in rural communities. The webinar will offer an overview of rural suicide and effective strategies to overcome challenges specific to rural communities. Find more information about the webinar or register here.

You can find the Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit here. It includes:
  • An overview of suicide in the U.S. and the unique challenges rural communities face
  • Models for suicide prevention programs
  • Examples of promising rural suicide prevention programs
  • Important issues to consider when implementing a rural suicide prevention program
  • Tools that can help with evaluating a suicide prevention program
  • Resources to help plan a sustainable suicide prevention program
  • Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from a suicide prevention program

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