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UCLA FSPH Paul Torrens Health Forum | "A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence"

UCLA FSPH Paul Torrens Health Forum | "A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence"

Date 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:00pm
Location 
UCLA Medical Center | Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Event Contact 

If you have any questions about the Paul Torrens Health Forum, please email publichealth@support.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-6464.

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Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. Guns kill more than 38,000 people and cause nearly 85,000 injuries each year, equating to 100 deaths and 230 injuries EVERY day. The scale and complexity of the challenge cannot be understated. A public health approach could be a key way to address different aspects – by strengthening civic organizations, maintaining pressure on elected officials, advancing research on gun violence, and addressing aspects of prevention. As we have returned to in-person events, please join us for networking and a moderated panel of gun violence and safety experts to talk about the strides we have made and the hurdles yet to overcome.

About the Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Center for Healthcare Management at UCLA are pleased to present the Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA. Named in honor of Dr. Paul Torrens who devoted his career to bridging the academic and practice worlds, this public program provides a venue to debate and discuss critical issues in public health.

Dr. Torrens began holding free monthly forums, now named in his honor, to bring together public health leaders, community groups, faculty and students. Today, the Paul Torrens Health Forum is a respected source of discovery and conversation about the prevailing public health issues of the day.

Recent topics have included transportation and homelessness through a public health lens. Featuring a panel of experts and a robust question and answer session, the Paul Torrens Health Forum draws a knowledgeable and engaged audience who cares deeply about the future of public health.

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