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Firearm Injury and Prevention: A Public Health Perspective
In the presentation we will examine gun violence in America as a public health crisis, focusing on the ways in which particular populations such as women, children, communities of color, and individuals struggling with mental health challenges are uniquely affected. We will examine the epidemiology of gun violence and outline some of the ways in which politics have become entangled with the pursuit of implementing life saving interventions. We will discuss ways in which the medical community has approached gun violence through clinical interventions designed to educate and empower patients and practitioners. We will also cover ways in which community members who are not medically trained can have a major impact in raising awareness about gun safety through inquiring about safe storage of firearms. We will discuss selected state and federal gun violence related legislation and encourage attendees to contact their elected leaders to advocate for the passage of bills that are designed to prevent gun violence. We will discuss ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has intersected with increased isolation, firearms purchases, and associated safety risks. Finally, we will open up the conversation to course attendees as we examine the historical challenges clinicians and advocates have faced in addressing gun violence and we will discuss opportunities to effect meaningful change.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 03/22/2021
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 5:30-7:00
Location : Online
Instructor : Varied, see description
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN