National Convening of Leaders Curated by Social Impact Design Firm DC Design in Partnership with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The convening brought together leaders from state and local public health, community-based veteran-serving organizations, and the private sector to build an ecosystem of support for veteran suicide prevention
By: IPY Agency LLC
Facilitated by CEO Durell Coleman and Director of Operations Libby Johnson, the DC Design convening brought together state and local public health officials, community-based veteran-serving organizations, and the private sector. This convening of organizations came together to catalyze state and community action and activate public-private partnerships that support an upstream approach to veteran suicide prevention.
Key moments from the DC Design Veteran Suicide Prevention convening included:
Through this work, participants were able to understand the experiences of veterans as well as the experiences of the organizations that work with them, analyze challenges and opportunities, and envision solutions and future possibilities.
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ABOUT DC DESIGN
DC Design is a social impact design firm with a mission to "Design lasting solutions that reduce systemic inequality in America and help people thrive. Using Human-Centered Design, their cross-disciplinary team engages key stakeholders affected by a problem, especially those who have been through that problem themselves, to develop solutions that are validated and long-lasting. DC Design partners with social impact entrepreneurs, governments, nonprofits, and companies to address complex social problems and teach them proven methods that work. In particular, DC Design works to reform America's criminal justice, foster care, education, healthcare, housing, and other social systems, so they work better for everyone, especially low-income people of color and those living in poverty."
This article is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $40,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.