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

Detroit’s Silence the Violence March- June 27, 2015

Pouring rain and strong winds did not dampen the energy and enthusiasm of those of us who participated in the 8th Annual Silence the Violence March and People’s Festival this past weekend in Detroit. Led by Pastor Barry Randolph of the World Famous Church of the Messiah, the march was an opportunity to speak out…

A Week of Hope June 27

Docs- This week brought a sea change- from the despair of the Charleston, S.C. shootings to the hope of the Supreme Court rulings on health care and gay marriage. And we are bouyed by the decisions to bring down the Confederate flag, a painful symbol of the wrong of slavery and opposition to civil rights.…

A Church WearsOrange

      An Ann Arbor church, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on Lohr Rd. in Pittsfield Township got its Orange On June 7 for National Gun Violence Awareness Month. Almost all the congregation showed up aiming to make us safer!

The Experts Weigh In on Gun Violence

Harvard’s David Hemenway, arguably the nation’s foremost expert on gun violence had a problem. The press often asked him for his opinion on gun violence issues and after he gave it he found they sought an opposite opinion. He felt that his was the majority opinion, but it was not treated that way. He was…

AAFP Action on MAFP Resolutions on Gun Violence

In July Resolutions from the MAFP’s Annual Meeting were sent to the AAFP. There was debate at the AAFP Advocacy Committee that resulted in the following decisions and they were accepted at the Congress.   RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for regulations to promote safe firearm storage, and be it further RESOLVED, That the…

MAFP affirms Proactive Stand on Gun Violence

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) voted on Fri., July 18 at their Annual Meeting to affirm the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) call for multiple actions that reduce gun violence. These include background checks, additional research into gun laws and regulations with the intention of reducing deaths and injuries from firearms, and enforcement of…