CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Preventing Suicidal Behavior in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Health Equity Issue

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1:00 pm ET
Watch in person (Global Communications Center, Building 19), or live via webcast.

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and suicide rates have increased more than 30 percent since 2000. Among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI and AN) communities, suicide rates are even higher than among the general population, and they are highest among youth and young adults, ages 15–34. Focusing on subgroups at risk, including youth among AI and AN communities, and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies is a key approach to reducing suicidal behaviors and may help reduce this health inequity.

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