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.…

MAFP passes New Resolutions on Gun Violence Prevention

At the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians in July, 2018 the following resolutions were passed. The PDF is found herd on pages 5 and 6 https://www.mafp.com/system/:tenant_id/ckeditor_assets/attachments/2160/original_proposed_amendments_to_mafp_bylaws_to_be_voted_on_at_2018_annual_meeting.pdf Physician Leadership in the Prevention of Gun Violence WHEREAS, In 2015 there was a Call to Action to halt this gun violence crisis by all…

Chart Notes Early Summer 2018

Chart Notes Early Summer Part 2 Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Amrit Misra writes about our presentation earlier this year at the DMC- “It went great! The residents and faculty enjoyed the presentation quite a bit! It was a great discussion and we enjoyed having Drs. Peggs and Whitehouse come speak!  It’s a very big issue…