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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Evaluating the Use of Peer Specialists to Support Suicide Prevention
Principal Investigator:

Matthew J. Chinman

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: September 2020 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $93,046
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Preventing suicide is a top priority for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Despite ardent and sustained efforts over the last decade, the suicide rate for VHA patients remains significantly higher than civilians and non- VHA using Veterans. Suicide prevention efforts for high risk VHA patients focus on clinical (e.g., mental health) and service use (e.g., case management) factors. What has yet to be tested is an approach that targets factors in community living, which are better conceptu...

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