October 4, 2021
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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.

Dementia and Firearm Safety

Date: October 26, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; injury and violence prevention specialists; caregivers for older adults with cognitive impairments


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

About Hot Topics in Practice

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

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.