Firearm Violence Prevention: Advocating for Safer Laws at the State Capitol (Part 2)
Part two of this two-part webinar takes place Friday, February 14, from 12:15 - 1 p.m.
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Firearm-related fatalities are the third leading cause of death among children in the U.S., taking about 1,300 young lives annually. Several thousand children are injured by firearms yearly, and as many as 4 percent of children have witnessed a shooting in the past year causing immeasurable psychological trauma.
Pediatricians can give very specific guidance to parents on how to safely store guns (if owned) and how to talk to their children about firearms. Pediatricians can also advocate for policies that have a track record for decreasing gun violence.
In this webinar, you will:
- Understand Minnesota’s firearm laws as well as rates of injuries/deaths compared to other states.
- Summarize the Red Flag and Background Check laws that passed the House, but not the Senate in 2019.
- Hear best practices for communicating with legislators who oppose stronger firearm laws.
- Identify resources for more information and legislator handouts.
Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin Healthcare and pediatric intensivist at Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists
Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn .75 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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