Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence

WhenWednesday, September 13, 2017 to Thursday, September 14, 2017
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WhereCourtyard Marriott Hotel, 1500 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55454

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The Minnesota Conference’s Health Ministries Action Team recommends this event to all Minnesota United Methodists.

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minnesota Public Health Association, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and Protect Minnesota invite your participation in the first annual Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence.

Gun violence is a pervasive negative influence in America today, stealing lives, devastating families, oppressing communities, and costing Minnesota over $2 billion every year. 

Every community is impacted by gun violence. While gun homicide presents a seemingly intractable challenge in some urban communities, three-quarters of gun deaths in Minnesota and similar states are suicides, which occur disproportionately in rural areas. Nationally, gun violence claims over 33,000 American lives every year— as many as are lost to the opioid epidemic. Although often portrayed as a political issue with no remedy, the Northstar Conference will focus on gun violence as an array of inter-related public health problems that can be solved through integrated, community-based responses. The Conference will explore the causes and characteristics of gun violence in various populations, and present emerging research and best practices related to mental illness, suicide, urban violence, domestic violence, and law enforcement.  

Participation in the Northstar Conference will be helpful to policy makers, public health and mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, social workers, law enforcement personnel, educators, community leaders, clergy, gun violence prevention advocates, and the media. This Conference is eligible for continuing education credits and Certificates of Attendance will be awarded. 

Early bird registration at a reduced fee is open. Click HERE for more information. Download a flyer HERE.

The Northstar Conference Planning Committee is currently calling for presentation proposals. Click HERE for more information.

Sponsor: The University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minnesota Public Health Association, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and Protect Minnesota

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

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(612) 870-0058