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…

2017 Annual Report

2017            Annual Report, PPGV        550 physicians strong. Mission Statement: Michigan Physicians, Educated and Empowered to Advocate for the Prevention of Gun Violence. Operations. Our Executive Committee continued to meet monthly. Cochairs J. Walden and A.  Zweifler, Treasurer Zweifler and Secretary E. Arneson. Additionally, C.Farmer, S. Lewis, J. Peggs, W. Wadland,…

Wear Orange Day June 2 Ann Arbor

Wear Orange Day June 2, 2018 was an impressive call to action locally. After Washtenaw County Moms Demand Action leader, Celeste Kanpurwala poignantly recounted losing her own father to self inflicted gun violence, our own PPGV member, Sonya Lewis took the stage. Lewis admitted that when asked “How to console small children about safety in schools?”…