Examples of Evidence-based Prevention

Unintentional Injuries

For a list of Best Practices evaluated by the Federally funded University of Washington's Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, visit their website:


Suicide Prevention

For the most complete list of programs and updates on evidence-based programs nationally available in the area of suicide prevention, visit the website of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):


For evidence-based programs relating to mental health issues, including suicide prevention, visit the webpage of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):


The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health issued a background paper on evidence-based practices. View their report: [.pdf].

School-based Suicide Prevention

C-Care/CAST (proven effective - SPRC)

Lifelines (proven promising - SPRC)

Reconnecting Youth Class (proven promising - SPRC)

SOS: Signs of Suicide (proven promising - SPRC)

Zuni Life Skills Development (proven promising - SPRC)

Columbia University TeenScreen Program (proven promising - SPRC)

Treatment-based Suicide Prevention

Emergency Department Means Restriction Education (proven effective - SPRC)

PROSPECT (proven effective)

Brief Psychological Intervention after Deliberate Self-Poisoning (proven promising - SPRC)

Specialized Emergency Room Intervention for Suicidal Adolescent Females (proven promising - SPRC)

Environmental Strategy Suicide Prevention

Limits on Analgesic Packaging (proven effective - SPRC)

Workplace-based Suicide Prevention

U.S. Air Force Program (proven promising - SPRC)