142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Gun Violence: A Public Health Epidemic

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Clifford D. Schecter, BA, MIA , PR firm Libertas LLC; Columnist, The Daily Beast, Cincinnati, OH
The escalation of gun violence has gripped the nation, particularly when it affects children and youth.  We know how to greatly lessen the scourge of gun violence as we have seen other high-income countries do.  We lack political courage to do so.  This presentation will address gun violence as a public health problem and address the social and political issues that surround this important topic.

Learning Areas:

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

Learning Objectives:
Explain how the United States can join other high income nations in drastically reducing gun violence.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have written at least 50 articles on the problem of gun violence. I studied it for a Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University.
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.