Gun violence is a national public health crisis. As an academic public health community, we have a fundamental role in advancing long-term solutions to this epidemic. This program convened members of the ASPPH Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to discuss actions that we can take, with a focus on four core areas of intervention, including education and training, research, policy and advocacy, and practice.
This event was cohosted with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).
At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the availability of firearms in the United States and how it relates to suicide risk and death rate.
- Using an intersectional lens, describe the spectrum of gun violence and the ways in which it affects different populations, immediately and over time.
- Describe how successful public health interventions can inform our approach to preventing and mitigating gun violence.