Online Program

Newtown Shootings: A Policy Perspective

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

David Hemenway, PhD, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
The presenter will discuss the types of policies and programs that may help prevent similar tragedies, and firearm injuries generally. Actions by both government and non-governmental groups will be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the possible lessons to be learned from the Newtown shootings. Delineate the types of governmental actions that might prevent such harm. Delineate the types of non-governmental actions that might be beneficial.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. I have been studying firearm injuries for more than two decades. I have written a book and more than 100 articles on firearms.
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.