Alison Traynor

40 under 40 class of

North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program Director

North Dakota Department of Health Request speaker or expertise

BOLD SOLUTION: Alison developed and formalized a statewide coalition of 180 suicide survivors and volunteer-led groups to spread awareness, inform best practices, and influence decision-makers responsible for creating statewide multi-sector programs.

I seek to encourage underserved communities and system partners in implementing culturally appropriate, evidence-based programs, which have been associated with as much as an 80 percent decrease in suicide death rates.