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Friday, September 21 • 12:15pm - 12:20pm
Improving the quality of suicide prevention programs: Strengthening the evidence-base with evaluation and collaborative partnerships

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Michelle Kwan (Suicide Prevention Australia)
In a sector with a relatively ‘immature’ evidence base, is it possible to systemise quality improvement? When asked to project manage the design, development and implementation of a nationally coordinated, evidence-based, online resource to support service planning, delivery and continuous quality improvement - the biggest challenge and time commitment?
Stakeholder engagement.
The Hub is an Australia-first resource, created to strengthen best practice in suicide prevention. It exists to support and inform Government and others involved in service planning and commissioning at a local and regional level, and is a useful reference tool for communities seeking to implement suicide prevention activities.

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Kitty te Riele

Professor, University of Tasmania
My research aims to enhance opportunities to access, participate and succeed in education, especially for young people from disadvantaged and under-represented communities. This includes evaluation research of initiatives that share that aim. I lead the research portfolio at the Peter... Read More →

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Michelle Kwan

Knowledge Exchange Manager, Suicide Prevention Australia
Michelle leads a National suicide prevention quality improvement program with a focus on building a stronger evidence base for suicide prevention in Australia. Michelle is interested in supporting organisations to improve their work through better evaluation, and is currently seeking... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 12:15pm - 12:20pm AEST
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