Interview with Evaluation and Communication Scientist Linda Langford

May 01, 2018, 04:10 AM

Dr Linda Langford is a great resource to the suicide prevention sector’s push for quality improvement. She has the exciting role of Evaluation and Communication Scientist at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She previously co-managed the US Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention and has a wealth of knowledge around the challenges and benefits of developing and maintaining a national online register of evaluated programs and services. She has also worked on suicide prevention messaging and stigma reduction with the US Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Education. From 1998 to 2005, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

She spoke with SPA General Manager Nikki Kelso on the importance of evaluating suicide prevention programs.

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