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Preventing Firearm Injury in the Greater Houston Area Through Purpose and Policy

June 21

Across the country, firearm-related injuries and deaths are on the rise — especially among youth and young adults. The increasing number of adolescents experiencing mental health issues and the surge in homicides, unintentional shootings and school-based violence are among the factors contributing to the record number of deaths. This symposium will highlight local research efforts in firearm injury prevention, public health-based community interventions and innovative strategies to address firearm injury and violence in the greater Houston area and beyond. The event will culminate in a bipartisan panel discussion with local health leaders to inform policy and community-based solutions.

Please scroll down to register and see the day’s agenda. Information about the speakers is coming soon!

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and BiosciencesBaylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center. Additional support is provided by the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Center for Violence Prevention.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please note there are two ways to attend this event: Register here to attend in person, or register here to attend virtually via Zoom.


Baker Institute for Public Policy