This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, considers strategies for preventing firearm injury in older adults with cognitive impairments.
- Describe the major risks related to having firearms in the home.
- Identify the period of greatest risk for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and its related dementias regarding suicide.
- List and understand key policy and other pragmatic solutions being used to address firearm safety around the country.
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
- What is a local government’s role in contributing to the policy landscape to protect communities from gun violence?
- What are some of the most important factors to consider when designing firearm safety interventions?
- What are some of the major risk factors for suicide and how can we identify people most at risk for harm?
- Slides | Slide handout (3 slides per page) (available immediately before the session)
- Three Interventions Toolkit
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This webinar is supported by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.
Continuing Education Credits
Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.