On Monday, September 23, leading gun policy researchers will share and discuss evidence-based solutions to gun violence at a half-day forum in Washington, DC.
Policies That Work to Reduce Gun Violence — co-hosted by the American Public Health Association and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — will examine the scientific data behind gun violence prevention policies.
The forum will be held at the Newseum, in the Knight Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC.
The forum webcast begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern.
In 2017 alone, there were 39,773 gun-related deaths in the U.S. Suicides by firearm, the most common form of gun-related death, have risen steadily since 1999. The number of people killed or injured in public mass shootings has increased dramatically over the past decade.
Presentations and panel discussions will show how scientific evidence can inform solutions to the national epidemic of gun violence.
The event will be live-tweeted by APHA (@PublicHealth) and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative (@AmericanHealth) using the hashtag #gunpoliciesthatwork.