Posts tagged "gun violence"
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.

Study: $18.9 billion spent on gun victims in 8 years

Firearm injuries in the U.S. cost $18.9 billion in hospital resources between 2003 and 2010, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.

Poll: Can ‘smart guns’ reduce gun violence?

High rates of gun violence in the U.S. dwarf those in almost all developed nations.
How to understand and reduce U.S. gun violence

How to understand and reduce U.S. gun violence

Gun violence. How do we curb it? And is it our role, as public health professionals, to intervene?
4 public health innovations from TEDMED

4 public health innovations from TEDMED

Public health innovation took the stage last week at TEDMED, an annual gathering of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Senate defeats gun violence prevention measure

Despite broad public support, the U.S. Senate blocked a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks on gun sales Wednesday. The defeat stalled nationwide momentum around strengthening gun violence prevention policy spurred by the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn., and the toll of gun violence that affects communities across the country every day.

AAP launches ‘Put kids first’ campaign as Congress debates gun violence

Put kids first — that’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics is saying, and tweeting, to help raise awareness to gun violence.
How to prevent gun violence

How to prevent gun violence

Gun violence has become an epidemic in the U.S., with more than 30,000 people dying from gunfire each year. The debate, discussed by a panel of experts last Friday at George Washington University, centers on how to prevent it.