Preventing Gun Violence: When Legislation Isn’t Enough
It sometimes feels like we can do nothing to stop gun violence.
But easy access to mental health services, widely available
trainings to identify individuals at risk, school curricula that
elevate social and emotional learning, and community outreach
and mentoring programs are all strategies for interrupting gun
violence before it occurs. Despite often-angry rhetoric, there is a
lot of common ground between individuals who own firearms and
those who don’t. Learn more about ways that communities across
the United States are actually reducing gun suicide, breaking the
cycle of street violence, and healing in the face of tragedy.
During this intimate evening of storytelling, hear directly from health workers who are innovating and advocating every day to deliver better care to their communities. Five storytellers will share their personal stories on the challenges they face; how they are driving solutions; and how we can better support their needs to ensure that everyone has access to quality care. These storytellers include Bre Loughlin, a nurse and founder of Nurses Disrupted, Inc., who is addressing the nursing shortage and fostering better patient care by providing access to virtual nurses. Other storytellers will speak to issues that range from working with the faith community to destigmatize mental health care to creating a more diverse and representative pipeline of health workers to address health equity. (A reception will follow.)
Franklin Cosey-Gay, University of Chicago Medicine Megan Ranney, Yale School of Public Health Michael Sodini, Walk the Talk America
Moderator: Céline Gounder, CBS News