Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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State Capitol, Room 411-South 
2 E. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703

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Sam Austin
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project - UW-Madison Population Health Institute

Preventing Suicide among Youth and Young Adults:
Programs and Policies in Wisconsin

Due to high interest in this briefing and space constraints in the Capitol, registration for the general public has closed (seats are still available for legislators and legislative staff). Please follow the link below to add your name to the waitlist. EBHPP staff will contact individuals on the waitlist if additional seating becomes available, and all waitlist registrants will receive links to materials and video following the briefing.

If you are a legislator or legislative staff please contact Sam Austin at svaustin@wisc.edu to register to attend.

Click here to Register for the Waitlist

Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the nation, and recent data show that 1 in 6 Wisconsin high school students have considered attempting suicide in the previous twelve months. Helping our communities avoid tragedy by preventing suicide in youth, and across the lifespan, requires a multi-pronged approach in our schools, homes, and workplaces.

Join the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project for a Capitol Briefing on strategies to prevent suicide among youth and young adults in Wisconsin. Panelists from public, academic, and non-profit organizations will discuss current data, programs, and policies for lawmakers and others to consider.


Sara Kohlbeck
Assistant Director
Comprehensive Injury Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Lanette Walker
Youth Services Division Director, Ho-Chunk Nation

Kate McCoy
Evaluation Consultant, Youth Risk Behavioral Survey Coordinator
Gregg Curtis
Education Consultant, School Counseling and Suicide Prevention 
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Valerie Donovan
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Coordinator
University Health Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Leah Rolando
Suicide Prevention Specialist
Mental Health America of Wisconsin


The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project works to connect research and expertise generated at the University and elsewhere into the state health-policymaking process, to improve the health or our state. The project is a partnership of the UW Population Health Insitute, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. Funding provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the UW-Madison Chancellor's Office.