Youth Suicide in Fairfax County
CDC Epi-Aid Report on Youth Suicide in Fairfax County
In November 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted an investigation – known as an “Epi-Aid” – of the behaviors and risk factors associated with suicides among youth in Fairfax County Public Schools. The final report was provided to the Fairfax County Health Department and the school district and a webinar briefing was conducted on June 23, 2015 to review the findings and recommendations.
Exit Briefing - June 23, 2015 (Webinar)
CDC Epi-Aid: Investigation of Undetermined Risk Factors for Suicide Among Youth, Ages 10–24, Fairfax County, VA (2014)
Download the webinar slides .
Youth Suicide Surveillance
Following the 2014 CDC Epi-Aid, the Health Department has increased surveillance efforts to detect significant changes in youth suicide trends in Fairfax County.