First Lobby Day and Chart Notes October

1ST Lobby Day We are joining Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Oct 30 to Lobby for GVP in Lansing. Can you come and lobby your representative? Register here. https://michigancoalitiontopreventgunviolence.salsalabs.org/legislativedayrsvp/index.html PPGV Chart Notes for October 2019 Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine. Drs J Peggs and J Walden…

Chart Notes Summer 2019

PPGV Activity and Upcoming Events. June 4 Visit to Oakland/Beaumont Family Medicine for second time.  Amy Seger, MD Program Director at Sterling Heights invited us to speak. Large group and lively discussion. 15 new members. M. Shearer and J. Walden presented. June 8 Wear Orange March at Spirit of Detroit Plaza. Oakland Co. Moms Demand…

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…

Annual Report for 2018

2018 Annual Report, PPGV        660 physicians strong. Mission Statement: Michigan Physicians: Educated and Empowered to Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention. Operations. Our Executive Committee continues to meet monthly. Cochairs J. Walden and A.  Zweifler,Treasurer Zweifler, and Secretary E. Arneson. Membership T. Wilson, Welcome W. Whitehouse, Gov. Relations S. Dombey. Communication, S. Lewis. Others listed on panel.…

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…

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.…