2017 Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence

The first annual Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence was an overwhelming success, attracting over 165 participants representing the fields of public health, health care, mental health, domestic violence, law enforcement, criminal justice, community organizing, faith groups, and gun violence prevention.

Hosted by Protect Minnesota, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, the Minnesota Public Health Association, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the event featured plenaries with top national experts, panels of statewide leaders, and 16 topnotch break out sessions. Click on the links below for the full event program, as well as powerpoints presented during plenaries and breakout sessions.

In addition, under the auspices of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum (NPPF), 32 leaders spent seven hours in higher level dialogues during the Northstar Conference to develop the first integrated gun violence prevention plan for the State of Minnesota.  The 2017-2018 Statewide Gun Safety and Gun Violence Prevention Action Plan is also posted below.

Many thanks to the sponsors, planning committee, presenters, volunteers, and attendees for their participation in and support of this important new catalyst for public health research and education. We are finalizing the dates for the 2018 Northstar Public Health Conference and will announce them soon.

2017-2018 Statewide Gun Safety and Gun Violence Prevention Action Plan

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Higher Level Dialogues report

Here are pdfs from the powerpoints presented at the Northstar Conference which we have been given permission to post.

Plenary 1 – Josh Horwitz

Plenary 2 – Amber Goodwin

Plenary 2 – Erica Ford

Plenary 2 – Nina Vinik

Mental Health Panel – Dr. Glenace Edwall

Breakout – Camp Noah

Breakout – Culture as Weapon

Breakout – David Keck

Breakout – Dr. Charles Gessert

Breakout – Dr. Christopher Johnson

Breakout – Dr. Deb Semmelroth

Breakout – Economic Costs of Gun Violence in MN

Breakout – Farji Shaheer

Breakout – Jeff Mathwig

Breakout – Jeffrey Gigler

Breakout – Kristine Lizdas

Breakout – Lt. Jeff Kazel

Breakout – Melissa Dau and Stephanie Downey

Breakout – Melissa Heinen, MDH 

Breakout – Sandy Hook Promise

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