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.
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.
Date: March 29, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; Injury prevention specialists
- 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.