Wear Orange Day June 5

Dear Docs, June 5 is national Wear Orange Day. So, it is less than a week away. This year with the corona virus there may be less in person interaction, but dust off your orange for our day. Hadiya Pendleton’s memory is a focus- orange was her favorite color and she was shot as a…

PPGV 2019 Annual Report- summary.

Summary of the 2019 Annual Report: Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence There are now 730 members of PPGV. Please join us. Our leadership group has expanded to include Willie James and Welton Craig Washington, Jr.MD SUMMARY: Our major efforts continue to be education and public advocacy and support for legislative activities supporting gun…

PPGV Speaking

Spring Opportunities for PPGV-  Join us at St. Joe AA, IHA, and Beaumont. Yesterday, May 14   A presentation before the Medical Executive Committee of Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, which we believe is the first hospital in Michigan and probably in the US to have all the medical executives joined in an organization to prevent of gun…

Spring Update

Chart Notes 2.  April 2019 Thanks to you donors for your generous response to our Spring Appeal for PPGV. We received $ 2000. There is still time to help if you can. We are supporting 3 youth groups who have stepped up in this time to change the response to our gun crisis- including one…

Spring Appeal

    Colleagues, Eight years ago when Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV) began, we asked for annual dues of $50.  Your response was generous and our expenses were low. We stopped asking and built our organization.  However, now the ways in which we could put your money to good use have become clearer. 1. We are…

Late Winter Update- Beaumont and ERPO

Visiting Beaumont James Peggs and I traveled to Oakland University/William Beaumont Hospital and School of Medicine on February 12 continuing to reach out to our colleagues around the state with our grand rounds “Gun Violence and Firearm Safety- the Physician’s Role”. We were hosted by Brian Berman, MD, Chief of Pediatrics. Pediatricians were joined by…

Happy New Year – a short summary of 2018

Jan 1, 2019 PPGV – Michigan Physicians Educated and Empowered to Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention. Happy New Year Docs! Taking stock after a bruising election year of 2018 we are thankful for 1. The Energy of the Young. After Parkland’s Mass shooting of students and the continued violence in Chicago Two groups came to…

Sonya Lewis’s Article on Two Crises.

PPGV’s Sonya Lewis, psychiatrist and passionate public health protagonist reminds us in this excellent piece why we are working to change our crazy world of senseless gun deaths. Here is her essay.https://medium.com/@sonya.a.lewis/a-tale-of-two-crises-6c656957f58f

Countering Violence

In response to the recent violence in our country PPGV Executive Committee (EC) has 3 actions you need to know. The pipe bombs targeting Democratic leaders and the killings in the Squirrel Hill synagogue are actions being fueled by a rhetoric that is foreign to anything in memory. But, we have found some counter actions.…