BUS 3025 Unit 6 Assignment 1

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1 Running head: LEADING HEALTH INDICATORS – TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION Leading Health Indicators – Teen Suicide Prevention Name Capella University BUS3025
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LEADING HEALTH INDICATORS – TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION 2 Abstract Between the years of 2001 and 2006, the average suicide rate for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona was four times the national suicide rate (Mullany, 2009). Teens aged 15 to 24 were counted as over 7 times the national American Indian or Alaska Native suicide rate for the same age group, and was more than 13 times the national suicide rate for teens in the same age group. Even though teen suicide rates in my area are very low, as a health care administrator I would take notice of the initiatives being utilized by the White Mountain Apache Tribe and implement a similar program in my area. In Michigan, The Suicide Prevention Plan for Michigan was created in 2011. Surveys were distributed statewide and the results indicated that out of 6,960 suicides between the years of 2005-2010, 819 of these were young adults between the ages of 15-24. This amounts to 11.8% of the total. What is Currently Being Done In the case of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, tribal leadership worked with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) and created the Empowering Our Spirits program to prevent teenage suicide. The program was developed by representatives from
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