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Shawna Hite-Jones is a senior prevention specialist with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She provides support and consultation to U.S. communities on planning and implementing a public health approach to suicide prevention. She also develops resources and leads online learning opportunities to inform evidence-based practices.

Previously, Hite-Jones served as program director for the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation and coordinated suicide prevention efforts with coalitions and organizations across Ohio. She is passionate about population-level prevention that targets the reduction of risk factors and the increase of protective factors in communities.

Hite-Jones creates prevention programs and educates on public health strategies in suicide prevention, substance misuse, and mental health.

Hite-Jones holds an MPH from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.