Road Traffic Injury Prevention
1TBD, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States of America
Gun Violence is a major global health burden, accounting for over 450,000 deaths and countless injuries, many with permanent disabilities. The spectrum of gun violence ranges from mass conflicts, “organized” by competing governments, gangs, and/or militias, to deaths associated with interpersonal violence and suicides.
This session will frame gun violence as a complex biopsychosocial disease, which requires a rigorous research agenda that identifies, implements, and evaluates evidence based multiple public health strategies.
This session will explore some of the challenges and provide lessons/examples from other diseases that have made progress in decreasing mortality and morbidity. Finally, this session with provide explicit examples of how emergency physicians can control and prevent this disease thru evidence based practices and genuine community engagement.