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Gun Violence and Firearm Safety: How Can I Make a Difference?
June 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jim Peggs, MD and Sonya Lewis, MD, MPH will be speaking as representatives of the Michigan based physicians’ organization, Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV).
Drs. Lewis and Peggs will share some startling data comparing gun violence in America to other highly developed nations and explore possible reasons for the disparities. They will discuss some basic steps that health professionals and all members of our community can take to decrease the prevalence of death and injury from gun violence.
Special emphasis will be placed on vulnerable populations such as children, people managing mental health concerns, and people who are victims of intimate partner violence. The discussion will also extend to ways in which we can promote a safer world in the presence of guns. Free.