This half-day forum, co-hosted by APHA and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will:
- highlight the most up-to-date evidence on gun violence prevention; and
- elevate the best research on strategies to reduce deaths and injuries stemming from gun violence.
In 2017, there were 39,773 gun deaths in the United States. Firearm suicides, the most common form of firearm-related death, have risen steadily since 1999, and the number of people killed or injured in public mass shootings has increased dramatically over the past decade.
Scientific evidence can inform solutions to the national epidemic of gun violence. To complement the national discussion of important legislation to expand background checks, this half-day forum will examine the data behind other policies that can save many lives.
- Doors open at 7 a.m.; continental breakfast provided.
- Program begins at 8 a.m. and will feature presentations and panel discussions with moderated Q&As.
- Download the full agenda (PDF)
Georges Benjamin, MD; Charles Branas, PhD; Shani Buggs, PhD, MPH; Carnell Cooper, MD; Cassandra Crifasi, PhD; Linda Christine DeGutis, DrPH; Shannon Frattaroli, PhD; Joshua Sharfstein, MD; Jeffrey Swanson, PhD; Daniel Webster, ScD; April Zeoli, PhD, MPH
The forum will be livestreamed.