New Jersey Public Health Association Annual Conference
Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue
Friday October 14th, 2016
9am - 3pm
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837
Focus: Gun violence and public health. How can public health partners collaborate to reduce gun violence in New Jersey’s communities?
- To identify three public health best practices for reducing gun violence
- To identify three non-public health partners important to building community support for implementing gun violence prevention/ reduction initiatives
- To list three state or national legislative initiatives to reduce gun violence
Public health officials/leaders/educators/professionals, law enforcement, public policy advisors/leaders, community members interested in reducing gun violence, faith leaders, school leaders
Keynote speaker: Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director, Defense Health Horizons, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Legislature: Senator Loretta Weinberg
Panel of experts from academia, community-based organizations, law enforcement, media, and public health
Special guest speaker: New Jersey Commissioner of Health Cathleen Bennett – “The State of Public Health in New Jersey”
"M/CHES credits pending approval"
"Public Health CEs pending approval"