- Describe and explain firearm violence as a major social and health problem
- Describe how conceptual models (e.g. Haddon Matrix, social ecological model, etc.) are used to portray the multiple factors underlying violence
- Identify factors that influence the likelihood and severity of violence
Date: November 15, 2017
Bernadette C. Hohl, PhD, MPH
Rutgers School of Public Health
In 2016, the AMA adopted policy calling gun violence “a public health crisis” requiring a comprehensive public health response. In 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed and expanded 2 older policy statements on gun violence. But is gun violence a public health issue? This presentation will describe the issue of gun violence using a public health approach: that includes: defining the problem, identifying risk and protective factors, and evidence based interventions.