The Role of Hospitals in Preventing Gun Violence

In New York and nationally, gun violence is a major public health problem and a leading cause of premature death. Gun violence is not inevitable and can be prevented through a comprehensive public health approach that keeps families and communities safe. The third New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Grand Round of the year will convene subject-matter experts to discuss current New York trends in gun violence and the public health role of hospitals, health systems, and individual practitioners in responding to gun violence.

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Session Details


  • James V. McDonald, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health

Opening Remarks

  • Mary P Gallant, PhD, MPH, Interim Dean, University at Albany School of Public Health


  • James Lukan, MD, FACS, Surgical Director of the Vascular Access Center at the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care; Medical Director of Diversified Clinical Services at the Erie County Medical Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine; Attending staff surgeon at Erie County Medical Center through the University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc.; Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Chethan Sathya, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Director of the Center for Gun Violence Prevention at Northwell Health; Associate Medical Director of Trauma, Surgical Director of Pediatric Critical Care, and Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon at Cohen Children’s Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Continuing Education Credits

  • Learning Outcome: As a result of this educational activity, the learner will have increased and enhanced their knowledge and competence on how clinicians can address the health impacts of climate change in their communities.
  • CME, CNE, CHES, and CPH credits are available for the live webinar on March 31, 2023 and for the archived recording through March 31, 2024
  • Criteria for Successful Completion: Learners must attend 100% of this activity to be awarded full continuing education credits /contact hours.
  • Continuing Medical Education Credits:
    • The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering is approved for _2.0_ nursing contact hours.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours: Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 2.0. Provider ID# 99086.
  • Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits: This event is sponsored by School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. This offering is approved for 2.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits.

Disclosure Statements

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any ineligible companies whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.