Ryan Price, MPA Area Director American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Vermont Chapter The session will outline the objectives of Project 2025, the areas of investment & strategies AFSP has set in order to meet those objectives, and how Project 2025 can be implemented across Vermont The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has set a bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate in the United States 20% by the year 2025. Through system dynamics modeling and guidance from leaders in suicide prevention research and practice, AFSP has identified four critical prevention areas that, through strategic investments and partnerships, can be targeted to significantly reduce the suicide rate and save more than 20,000 lives over five years. These four critical areas — firearms, healthcare systems, emergency departments, and correctional systems — each include a significant number of individuals at-risk for suicide and are therefore the settings in which we must intervene to save the most lives in the shortest amount
Ryan is a nonprofit leader who has spent over a decade working in various roles at voluntary health nonprofit organizations.
In his role as Director of Chapter Engagement, Ryan oversees all aspects of how chapters engage with and activate project 2025 across the country. As an area director for AFSP’s Oregon and Idaho chapters for over five years, Ryan understands the unique needs of AFSP’s network of chapters and is able to conceptualize and develop solutions to increase chapter engagement with Project 2025 and drive program delivery and fundraising through the network of chapters.
Having broad experience and embracing a curious attitude, Ryan also leads Project 2025 initiatives in the Firearms and Corrections Systems focus areas of Project 2025. Influencing key levers within those systems, Ryan seeks to attain meaningful, measurable change as regards to evidence-informed strategies that save lives.