Mental illness, violence, and gun law reform: Bringing phlr evidence to crisis-driven policy
Learning Areas:Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate the public health perspective on the link between gun violence and mental illness in the population. Assess emerging post-Newtown options for federal and state policy reforms to prevent gun violence in people with mental health disorders. Assess the state of research evidence for the proposed policy reforms and lay out a public health law research (PHLR) agenda to fill in major gaps in the evidence on firearms laws, mental illness, and gun violence.
Keyword(s): Mental Illness, Violence
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson is a medical sociologist with expertise in mental health law and policy studies. He is PI of a multi-site study on firearms laws, mental illness and prevention of violence, co-sponsored by the NSF and the RWJF Program on Public Health Law Research. Dr. Swanson received the 2011 Carl Taube Award from the American Public Health Association.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.