Online Program

Gun Violence in America: A perspective from 16th U.S. Surgeon General

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

David Satcher, MD, PhD, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
This presentation will provide a historical context of gun violence in America. I will also highlight what strides have been made since Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General was published in 2001.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe a historical perspective of gun violence in America. Identify effective public health prevention measures for gun violence.

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the former Director of the CDC, the 10th Assistant Secretary of health, the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, I have a unique perspective on gun violence prevention in historical context and well informed of the public health approach. I am well versed in public health campaigns as they relate to prevention and their relevance to gun violence.
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.