Using A Public Health Approach to Prevent and Reduce Firearm Related Injuries
Wednesday, October 25 from 7:00 PM – 9:00
(Social time over light refreshments at 6:30)
St. Thomas Episcopal, 2201 Dexter St, Denver, CO.
The presentation will include:
- findings from their recent research on gun violence, which identified firearm incidents as the fourth leading cause of injury death in Denver
- Denver Public Health’s plans to reduce these numbers through a public health approach
- how CFCU members can support their efforts, and
- ample time for Q & A
Because North Park Hill has been especially impacted by firearm incidents, we will be reaching out to other congregations in the area to join us. Please contact Mike Earnest by email if you have contacts and can assist with this outreach.
Members of CFCU’s Action SFA have been meeting with Denver Public Health for the last two years and support their efforts to implement a public health approach to address the revolving door of violence in our communities. We also believe that their work will lead to a model that can be replicated by other health care systems and save even more lives.
Given the special nature of this presentation, we encourage CFCU members to
- invite other members of your congregation to attend this highly educational session. A sample bulletin announcement is attached. We’ll also be sending out a flier for posting.
- Invite personal contacts you may have from other Park Hill and Northeast Denver congregations and
- RSVP to Susan Oaks so we are well prepared with chairs, handouts and refreshments.
MEET OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
Bill Burman is the Executive Director of Denver Public Health since 2011. He is also an Infectious Diseases physician and has been doing HIV care since 1992. His primary interest is in catalyzing community-wide efforts to improve health in Denver.
Ken Scott is an epidemiologist at Denver Public Health, a local public health agency that partners with Denver Environmental Health to provide public health services for the City and County of Denver. After finishing his PhD in epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health in 2016, Dr. Scott was awarded a CDC/CSTE/NACCHO fellowship in applied public health informatics, which placed him at Denver Public Health. Dr. Scott’s dissertation and much of his previous work relate to the aging of the US population and the aging US workforce. He is currently working on a project that uses electronic health records to conduct public health surveillance.