You are here: Home / Communications / News / Next Hot Topics Webinar: the Public Health Approach to Firearm Safety

Next Hot Topics Webinar: the Public Health Approach to Firearm Safety

In this one-hour webinar, national and state public health leaders discuss putting the public health approach to gun safety into action.

In the March session of Hot Topics in Practice, national and state public health leaders discuss putting the public health approach to firearm safety in action.

March 10, 2016

What can public health do to help protect our communities from gun violence? The public health approach to firearm safety focuses on population-level prevention, drawing on our expertise with data and our tradition of building broad-based coalitions. In the March session of Hot Topics in Practice, national and state public health leaders will discuss this concept and offer examples of implementation.

In this one-hour webinar, Sharon Moffatt and Lisa Waddell will share how the Sandy Hook school shooting prompted the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to develop a national position statement with strategic recommendations to prevent firearm injury and death. Washington State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman, will speak about putting these recommendations into action. He will focus on working with the governor to close data gaps, joining with law enforcement and other new partners, and reducing suicide deaths throughout the state.

Register today to learn how public health leaders are addressing firearm safety in their communities.

Putting the Public Health Approach to Firearm Safety Into Action

Date: March 29, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; Injury prevention specialists

Presenters

  • Sharon Moffatt, RN, Interim Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Lisa Waddell, MD, MPH, Chief Program Officer, Community Health and Prevention, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, Secretary of Health, Washington State

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

STORY TO SHARE?

We love public health stories! We feature them in our postcard series, Spotlight on the Field, and news items. Please contact us to share your story!