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Knight Studio at the Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW

(Please use Group Entrance on C Street)

Washington DC, 20001

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Please join us in Washington, D.C., on September 23 for Policies That Work to Reduce Gun Violence.

This half-day forum, co-hosted by the American Public Health Association and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Newseum, will:

  • highlight the most up-to-date evidence on gun violence prevention, and
  • elevate the best research on strategies to reduce deaths and injuries stemming from gun violence.

In 2017, there were 39,773 gun deaths in the United States. Firearm suicides, the most common form of firearm-related death, have risen steadily since 1999, and the number of persons killed or injured in public mass shootings has increased dramatically over the past decade.

Scientific evidence can inform solutions to the national epidemic of gun violence. To complement the national discussion of important legislation to expand background checks, this half-day forum will examine the data behind other policies that can save many lives.

The forum will take place in the Knight Studio at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C. Attendees are asked to enter via the Group Entrance on C Street.

Please note: A climate change protest is planned in D.C. on September 23, and street traffic may be significantly disrupted. Please plan to use public transit, e.g. the Metro, and to arrive early.

Forum schedule:

  • Doors open at 7 a.m.; continental breakfast provided.
  • Program begins at 8 a.m. and will feature presentations and panel discussions with moderated Q&As.

Speakers include:

The full agenda is now available.

The forum will be livestreamed at http://www.apha.org/gun-violence, beginning at 8 a.m.

Additional details about the program and speakers will be published on the Bloomberg American Health Initiative's website and APHA's website.

This is a widely attended event in accordance with Congressional ethics rules.

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Knight Studio at the Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW

(Please use Group Entrance on C Street)

Washington DC, 20001

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