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New Jersey Public Health Association Annual Conference

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gun violence as a public health issue

Friday October 14th, 2016
9am – 3pm
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837

Focus: Gun violence and public health.  How can public health partners collaborate to reduce gun violence in New Jersey’s communities?

Learning Objectives

  • To identify three public health best practices for reducing gun violence
  • To identify three non-public health partners important to building community support for implementing gun violence prevention/ reduction initiatives
  • To list three state or national legislative initiatives to reduce gun violence

Target Audience

Public health officials/leaders/educators/professionals, law enforcement, public policy advisors/leaders, community members interested in reducing gun violence, faith leaders, school leaders


Keynote speaker:  Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director, Defense Health Horizons, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – ‎The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Legislature: Senator Loretta Weinberg

Panel of experts from academia, community-based organizations, law enforcement, media, and public health

Special guest speaker: New Jersey Commissioner of Health Cathleen Bennett – “The State of Public Health in New Jersey”

For more information and registration go to: http://njpha.org/njpha-annual-conference/


October 14, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New Jersey Public Health Association


Hilton Garden Inn
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837 United States
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