Firearm Violence: Policy, Prevention & Public Health

Reducing Firearm Injury

Firearm violence in America has reached epidemic proportions. The number of deaths and injuries from shootings has fueled a public health crisis throughout the nation in cities and small towns alike. The toll of gun violence on individuals, families, and communities is clear and public opinion polls show that most Americans, including gun-owners, agree that gun violence is a significant societal issue and favor reasonable limits on the access to firearms. However, instances of daily gun violence and mass shootings continue.   A 2013 Pew Research Center survey cites that 37% of adults reported having a gun in their household: 24% say they personally own a gun, and 13% say the gun or guns in their home are owned by someone else.  It is important that the medical profession learn to assist patients and the community develop firearm safety strategies in the home to help curtail the incidence of intentional and unintentional injury and death from firearms.

This course includes archived presentations from policy leaders, researchers, and public health experts providing the latest research and information on this complex issue including gun owner perspectives, empirical data, and intervention initiatives that inform efforts and strategies that positively impact gun violence prevention policies and programs.

Based on sessions archived from the 12th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum: Firearm Violence: Policy, Prevention & Public Health which was held on April 5, 2016.

Module 1:   Reducing Firearm Injury and Opening Remarks

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how gun violence impacts individuals and communities.
  • List the average daily and the yearly morbidity rate  from firearms  in the United States.
  • Summarize the four steps to a public health approach to gun violence.
  • Explain the impact of research limitations on gun violence prevention.

Faculty

Opening Remarks: Dennis Dimitri, MD, President, Massachusetts Medical Society
Steven Ringer, MD, PhD, Chair Committee on Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society
Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Boston University School of Public Health

Keynote Speaker: Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Course Fees 

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $6.00
Non-MMS Member: $11.00
Allied Health Professionals: $4.80 

Format:

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim .50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 15, 2016    
End: July 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses. 

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not seeking CME credit for this activity, the video recording is available FREE at the Conference Proceeding Archive page .


Module 2: Unintentional Firearm Fatality & Suicide

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the comparative data on fatality and suicide
  • State the association between access to lethal means and suicide
  • Explain the importance of assessing risk and restricting access to lethal means in preventing suicide

Faculty

David Hemenway, PhD
Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Harvard School of Public Health

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $3.00
Non-MMS Member: $5.50
Allied Health Professionals: $2.40

Format:

Slides & Video

CME Credit

.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim .25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 15, 2016    
End: July 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses. 

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

PLEASE NOTE : If you are not seeking CME credit for this activity, the video recording is available FREE at the Conference Proceeding Archive page .


Module 3: Changing the Conversation about Firearms

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the 3 factors that impact gun policy and how they are related
  • Explain how focusing on firearms as the vehicle of the injury can reduce injury and death
  • List the product  design changes to firearms that can help reduce death and injury


Faculty

Stephen Teret, JD, MPH
Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $6.00
Non-MMS Member: $11.00
Allied Health Professionals: $4.80

Format:

Slides & Video

CME Credit

.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim .50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 15, 2016    
End: July 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not seeking CME credit for this activity, the video recording is available FREE at the Conference Proceeding Archive page.


Module 4: Community Based Prevention

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the significance of defining community broadly when addressing gun violence
  • Explain how establishing linkages between community leaders, law enforcement and  those who perpetrate gun violence can increase the effectiveness gun violence reduction strategies


Faculty

Reverend Jeffrey Brown, President 
RECAP-Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $3.00
Non-MMS Member: $5.50
Allied Health Professionals: $2.40

Format:

Video

CME Credit

.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim .25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 15, 2016    
End: July 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses. 

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not seeking CME credit for this activity, the video recording is available FREE at the Conference Proceeding Archive page.


Module 5: Evaluating the Risks for Gun Violence in Patients

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the relationship between severe mental illnesses and violent behavior
  • Identify risk factors that are commonly associated with an increased risk for violence
  • Describe the four general principles of violence risk assessment in general clinical settings


Faculty

David Rosmarin, MD
Director, Forensic Psychiatry Service
McLean Hospital

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $3.00
Non-MMS Member: $5.50
Allied Health Professionals: $2.40

Format:

Slides & Video

CME Credit

.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim .25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 15, 2016    
End: July 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not seeking CME credit for this activity, the video recording is available FREE at the Conference Proceeding Archive page.


Module 6: Role of the Clinician

Learning Objectives

  • Consider the value of talking to patients about gun safety and violence
  • List the barriers to discussing  firearm safety with patients
  • Analyze the impact of legal efforts to curtail a physicians' ability to discuss guns with patients

Faculty

Robert Sege, MD, PhD Pediatrician, a professor of pediatrics at Boston University, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Chana Sacks, MD, Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Mariel Goetz , Esq., Senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00
Non-MMS Member: $22.00
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:

Video

CME Credit

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim 1 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 15, 2016    
End: July 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses. 

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not seeking CME credit for this activity, the video recording is available FREE at the Conference Proceeding Archive page.


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