The following resources are available to prepare for the 2018 Advocacy Summit
SOPHE’s resolution on The Role of Health Education in Preventing Gun Violence, adopted by the SOPHE Board of Trustees in 2016. This information will be used at the Advocacy Summit and is valuable for all students, faculty, and public health professionals.
SOPHE applauds the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018.
SOPHE’s violence/intentional injury facts.
Joint statement from SOPHE and 75 public health, medical and research organization to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives urging action and bipartisanship on comprehensive legislative solutions to firearm-related injuries and fatalities.
Tulane University Gun Violence Guide – created on behalf of SOPHE Secretary Elaine R. Hicks, MS/LIS, MPH, MCHES
SOPHE’s research and practice in the prevention of firearm violence available in the Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice Journals.
- Prevalence and Correlates of Firearm Ownership in the Homes of Fifth Graders: Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA Children who live in homes with unlocked firearms are at increased risk of injury and death. This study examines firearm ownership and storage patterns by four self-reported sociodemographic characteristics (i.e., child’s race/ethnicity, child’s gender, family socioeconomic status, and study
- Fostering Resilience Among Urban Youth Exposed to Violence: A Promising Area for Interdisciplinary Research and Practice Most studies examining the impact of community violence on youth adopted a deficit-based perspective and focused on its negative effects. However, this approach fails to account for the resilience — or positive adaptation — that most youth demonstrate over time. The authors review how resilience has been conceptualized and operationalized within the context of community violence, highlight gaps in literature, and offer directions for future public health research and practice.
- Ecological Contexts in the Development of Coalitions for Youth Violence Prevention: An Organizational Network Analysis Community coalitions are a recognized strategy for addressing pressing public health problems. Despite the promise of coalitions, results linking coalition efforts to positive community outcomes are mixed. To date, research has primarily focused on determining organizational attributes related to successful internal coalition functioning. The authors’ research adds to this literature by offering a network conceptualization of coalition formation in which coalition participation is studied within the broader context
- School-Based and Community-Based Gun Safety Educational Strategies for Injury Prevention With more than 310 million guns in circulation in the United States, the prevention of firearm related unintentional injury to children and youth is a priority for public health and child health professionals, and policy makers. These authors reviewed general violence prevention programs that took place in the home or the community, looking for programs that either used a passive, active, or combination teaching strategy intervention. View the webinar recording of this article in CORE>
Additional SOPHE distance education materials are available in the Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE). Watch the Safe Streets Baltimore presentation – this webinar provides an overview of Safe Streets Baltimore, an example of a public health and evidence-based initiative to reduce shooting homicides in select neighborhoods of Baltimore City. Recording available in CORE on September 1 >
National and community level prevention strategies by key grassroots organizations
- Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
- Everytown for Gun Safety
- Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
- Sandy Hook Promise
- The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Current 2018 Sponsors