Posts tagged "gun violence"

Aug. 27 news: Global life expectancy, sleepy surgeons, bakery recall

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
AJPH study: Police killings more likely in states with more gun owners

AJPH study: Police killings more likely in states with more gun owners

New research from the American Journal of Public Health investigated the impact of statewide gun ownership on the safety of police officers. Read on to learn what researchers found.
APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.
Brady Campaign’s Dan Gross on ASK Day: ‘Is there an unlocked gun in your house?’

Brady Campaign’s Dan Gross on ASK Day: ‘Is there an unlocked gun in your house?’

On ASK Day, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross urges parents to ask one vital question before sending their children over to play.
The Nation’s Health: Public health joining with new partners to fight gun violence

The Nation’s Health: Public health joining with new partners to fight gun violence

Advocates are turning outside the public health world to stop gun violence in the U.S., as reported in the May 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.

Feb. 24 news: Vaccination poll, gun injuries, superbug

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Gun violence prevention an important topic during Men's Health Month

Gun violence prevention an important topic during Men’s Health Month

Recent school shootings and Men's Health Month observance have brought gun violence prevention into the national spotlight.
CNN film features parents of Sandy Hook victim at APHA Annual Meeting in Boston

CNN film features parents of Sandy Hook victim at APHA Annual Meeting in Boston

At APHA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, CNN’s Anderson Cooper show chronicled the advocacy work of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, whose daughter was one of 26 victims in the Newtown school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Obama highlights ACA in 2014 State of the Union address

Obama highlights ACA in 2014 State of the Union address

In last night’s State of the Union address President Barack Obama briefly touched upon declining childhood obesity rates, climate change directives, gun violence prevention and immigration. When it came time to discuss health reform, the president was much more thorough.

Jan. 27 news: Youth hospitalizations from gun injuries, ex-Marlboro man dies, flu research

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

One-year anniversary of Newtown tragedy demands action, APHA says

A year after 20 children and six staff members were fatally wounded by gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Congress has failed to pass legislation to prevent gun violence.