Online Program

Keeping Children & Families Safe Through Gun Violence Prevention: MCH Advocacy, Policy, & Practice

Sunday, November 3, 2013: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Business Meeting
Gun violence is epidemic in the United States, brutally claiming the lives of thousands of children each year. Families are torn apart and communities devastated. Congress and State legislatures have been slow to act. This town hall is designed to inspire us as individuals and public health professionals to take action to end gun violence. The panel is comprised of noted professionals in the field and parents who lost children to gun violence and have channeled their grief into advocacy and activism. These panelists will begin the town hall discussion by sharing their perspectives on efforts to address and reduce gun violence, lessons learned, and future strategies for the creation of safe communities. Interactive audience discussion and dialogue will follow to frame a “call to action” and begin to identify next steps and solutions to end gun violence on the local, state and national levels. The Town Hall meeting is an opportunity for the us, the public health community to take action – action that says, “no more” injury and death attributed to firearms. Join us and add your voice to the solutions!
Lesley A. Cottrell, Ph.D. , Kimberly Arcoleo, PhD, MPH and Lianne Estefan, PhD

Introductory Remarks
- Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Pastor Kim Odom, Community Advocate and Board Member, Mothers for Justice & Equality
- Jeremy Richman, PhD and Jennifer Hensel, MS, Founders of the Avielle Foundation
- Mark Glaze, JD, Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Ted Alcorn, Senior Policy Analyst with Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Law, Mental Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development