Over the past few years, the medical community in this country has battled dual public health crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, and the gun violence epidemic. Some operate on or care for survivors of firearm injury after they’ve been paralyzed, lost a limb, or been disabled. Some deliver mental health care to siblings and parents of loved ones who have been shot, or treat anxiety of teachers and students who must participate in active shooter drills at school, despite already being traumatized by the constant news of school shootings.
Members of the healthcare community are trained not only to address illnesses and trauma, but also to prevent disease and injuries before they occur. In this panel, we will hear from public health activists to discuss one of the greatest issues facing American public health and discuss concrete actions they’ve been taking in their communities to effect change.
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