One of SPRINT's main goals is to work with stakeholders, including our operations partners, to support a focused health services suicide prevention research agenda for Veterans. This process includes identifying high research priority areas that can be disseminated to the field and be supported by SPRINT Planning Awards.
In August 2022, SPRINT Core Investigators met with operations partners (Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention [OMHSP]; HSR&D, representatives from its other partner groups, and additional stakeholders and experts to update a list of priority areas. Specific factors considered in creating the priority list include current OMHSP suicide prevention priorities as well as:
1) Evidence on suicide prevention interventions
2) Active funded suicide prevention research projects
Among the many possible priorities identified, the following three specific areas have been selected by SPRINT as especially high priorities to support in Fiscal Year 2023: