April 23: Firearms Violence – A Public Health Perspective

Firearms violence is one of Oregon’s major causes of death and injury, annually responsible for nearly 100 deaths in Oregon and over 30,000 deaths nationally. Oregon’s medical community now recognizes this issue presents more than legal and constitutional challenges: it is a major public health threat.

How can Oregon respond to this epidemic of firearms violence? Improved access to mental health care? Restricted access to firearms? More police training? And what is Oregon already doing to address this public health issue?

Please join our panel of clinicians and public health leaders who will discuss what Oregon has done right, what it has done wrong, and what it can do better to reduce firearms violence in our state.

Dr. David P Lehrfeld, MD, Medical Director, OHA Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems
Dr. Martin Schreiber, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine
Dr. Lisa Reynolds, MD, The Children’s Clinic, Portland, and Moms Demand Action
Dr. Kathleen Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, OHSU/PSU School of Public Health, research in injury prevention and control

Dwight Holton, Executive Director, Lines for Life and former U.S. Attorney for Oregon

Event Details:
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Interactive panel discussion and audience questions
Location Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)

Free parking is available but limited in the lot adjacent to the MAC Club. In the event that parking at the Club lot is unavailable, drivers are directed to use other, private parking lots or street parking in the vicinity. These parking options are not, unfortunately, free or guaranteed for OHF attendees.

We encourage attendees to use public transit or car for-hire services such as taxis, Uber, or Lyft when possible.

The MAC club is served by TriMet Red and Blue Line MAX trains, which stop half a block away, at the Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street MAX Station. TriMet Bus Lines 51 and 63 also serve the MAC Club, with stops in both directions on SW Salmon Street. To plan a trip via TriMet, please refer to the TriMet Trip Planner.

Interested in sponsoring this breakfast forum? To learn about the benefits of supporting Oregon Health Forum contact Rian Sands at rian@oregonhealthforum.org.