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Monday, 30 October 2023 17:23



Developing Solutions for a Growing Public Health Crisis


Firearm injury and death has become a persistent public health crisis in the United States. Firearms are the leading cause of death among U.S. children and teens; and each day more than 120 people in the United States are killed by firearms. In 2020 alone more than 45,000 people died from firearm-related injuries.

As firearm injury rates continue to increase, there is a great need for data-driven solutions. The University of Michigan has taken the lead in this effort launching the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention in 2021.  Their goal is to generate new knowledge and advance innovative solutions that reduce firearm injury. 

In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Laura Seewald from the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention will speak on the magnitude of the firearm injury problem and offer a framework for developing solutions and reducing injury, all while respecting the rights of responsible, law-abiding firearm owners. The focus is not on gun control, but rather on injury prevention.

We hope that you will join us for this very important topic.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 11:30-1:00 pm

Plymouth District Library

(223 Main St., Plymouth, MI Walldorf Room)

This is a FREE event, however, we ask that you register.

This event is part of the Local Impact Alliance's "Lunch & Learn" program.

Bring your lunch and feed your mind.

Click Here to Register

About our Speaker

Dr. Laura Seewald is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Research Assistant Professor with the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at the University of Michigan. She is also an adult emergency medicine physician at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan.

Her research on firearm injury prevention is focused on the development, testing, and implementation of emergency department-based interventions to decrease firearm violence, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and associated risk behaviors. 

Published in Lunch & Learn