Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Linda Degutis, DrPH, RN- Consultant, The Avielle Foundation ModeratorCurrently a consultant specializing in policy, advocacy, and injury and violence prevention, Dr. Degutis is Past President of APHA and served as Chair of its Executive Board. She is also an active member of the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of APHA. Previously, she served as Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her research focused on injury and violence prevention, as well as substance abuse prevention and intervention. She has been actively involved in educational initiatives in injury and violence prevention and intervention, substance abuse and public health preparedness. David Hemenway, PhD, Professor and Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center Guns and Public HealthThe goal of the talk is to describe what is known and not known, and why, about some key issues concerning firearms and firearm policy.Dr. Hemenway is a Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. In 2012 he was recognized by the CDC as one of the twenty “most influential injury and violence professionals over the past 20 years.” Dr. Hemenway has written over 220 journal articles and five books including Private Guns Public Health (U Michigan Press 2017). Dr. Hemenway has received ten Harvard teaching awards Billie Weiss, MPH Violence in AmericaI will discuss the historical perspective of the public health approach to gun violence in AmericaBillie Weiss, MPH, Associate Director Emeritus Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, retired director L.A. County Department of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention, and founder Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles. She authored numerous papers, four book chapters, makes presentations to international, national, state and local legislative bodies and scientific, organizations. She received APHA’s Victor Sidel/Barry Levy Peace Award, and UCLA Fielding SPH’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Adrienne Yancey, MPH, Prevention Services Manager-County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency "Secure your Guns": Preventing Suicides through a Gun Safety CampaignI will discuss how gun deaths by suicide are more prevalent than gun deaths by homicide and the public health approach one county is taking to address the issue.Adrienne Collins Yancey is the Prevention Services Manager for San Diego County Behavioral Health Services. She is responsible for suicide prevention, and community engagement for the development of the County’s plan for behavioral health treatment and prevention services. She has 28 years of experience in the fields of public health, mental health, and social services. Ms. Yancey has a Master’s in Public Health from the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University.