In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, national and state public health leaders discuss putting the public health approach to firearm safety into action.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe characteristics of the public health approach to firearm safety.
  • Identify recommendations from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' position statement on preventing firearm death and injury that could be addressed in the work of your organization.
  • Describe how Washington State is using data to address firearm death and injury.

Intended Audience

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


Sharon Moffatt, RN, BSN, MS, Interim Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, Secretary of Health, Washington State

Discussion Questions

These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

  1. What role should my organization take in addressing and preventing firearm injury?
  2. What other organizations and individuals do I need to work with in addressing firearm injury prevention?
  3. Is my organization collecting and/or analyzing the appropriate firearm injury information and data?


Photograph of a handgun and ammunition.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Violence and Injury Prevention
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Public Health Sciences Skills