Contract Coordinator and Comprehensive Suicide Prevention (CSP) Evaluator
NC Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Abby Coffey is the Contract Coordinator and Comprehensive Suicide Prevention (CSP) Evaluator in the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Branch. Part of her work is focused on managing state contracts about injury and violence prevention topics, including rape and sexual assault, suicide, overdose, and other core injuries. She also works to evaluate the programs and activities of the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention grant given to North Carolina. This includes having developed effective practices and procedures to evaluate the CSP grant, which includes five activities and seven individual strategies, each requiring process and outcome evaluation and local, state, and federal reporting requirements. In addition to her evaluation duties on the CSP team, she is the program manager for the Faith Leaders for Life and Start with Veterans programs, which target disproportionately affected populations to disseminate gatekeeper trainings and connect at-risk individuals to life-saving care. Her background is in public health, with specific training and expertise in community health practices and mental health prevention and intervention.