Although gun violence is often in the news, some aspects of firearm safety get less attention.

For this reason, the October session of Hot Topics in Practice will focus specifically on older adults with cognitive impairments and their risk for injury.

This one-hour webinar will review recent data about firearm deaths, including information about populations with Alzheimer’s Disease and its related dementias. The presentation will explore federal and state policies for addressing firearm safety among our aging population with cognitive issues. Participants will also learn about a new intervention toolkit with strategies that promote collaboration and health around this issue.

Register today to learn about policies and practical solutions to prevent firearm injury and deaths among older adults.

This webinar is supported by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.

Please be advised that this topic may be sensitive for some viewers. A recorded version will be available afterward for viewing at your own pace.

Laura Prater, PhD, MPH, MHA
Acting Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT