Call for Abstracts Now Closed
At this year’s summit we will explore the public health impact of gun violence, gun violence prevention, and the role of health education advocates in this timely public health issue. Abstracts are encouraged to address topics such as gun violence prevention activism; overarching advocacy skills that transcend public health issues from the state, local, and federal level; and teaching advocacy in today’s system of higher education.
- Gun Violence Prevention Activism: This subtheme explores how public health professionals can use their advocacy skills to prevent gun violence.
- Advocacy Skill-Building: This subtheme focuses on the hard skills that today’s advocates must know in order to create and sustain an advocacy campaign at the local, state, or federal level.
- Incorporating Advocacy in the Classroom: This subtheme targets faculty members (and future faculty members) who are interested in the pedagogy of advocacy.
Plan now to be a part of this opportunity to engage in effective advocacy for a common health education agenda at the national, state, and local levels.
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT
Related Resources2018 Summit Call for Abstracts Instructions
The burden of firearm violence is indicated by the U.S. having the highest rate of firearm related deaths among industrialized nations, despite a decline in violent crime. More than 107,000 people injured or killed in the U.S. with nearly five times as many firearm victims per year. Firearm related suicides account for over…