• This training is brought to you by the Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention and L.A. Care Health Plan.
  • Saturday, November 18 · 8 - 11:30am PST
  • The Alhambra, Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA, USA
    • 1000 Fremont Avenue #1 Alhambra, CA 91803

The goal is to address the epidemic of gun violence in Los Angeles County by highlighting the significant role healthcare providers play in reducing firearm injuries and deaths and to provide information and tools to support engaging with patients to reduce the risk of firearm-related harm.

At the completion of this activity, the learner will feel confident in their ability to:

  1. Discuss how gun violence is a public health crisis.
  2. Screen patients for risk of firearm-related harm.
  3. Counsel patients and their families on firearm safety.
  4. Implement interventions to reduce the risk of firearm-related death.

**Free Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be offered.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Amy Barnhorst, M.D., UC Davis BulletPoints Project

Dr. Barnhorst is an emergency and inpatient psychiatrist whose work doing violence and suicide risk assessments led to her interest in firearm injury prevention. She is a nationally recognized expert on firearm laws and mental illness. Her academic focus is on the interface between firearm violence, suicide, and mental illness. Drawing on her previous career as an educator, she is active in medical education and works with both state and federal legislators to craft evidence based firearms and mental health laws. She has presented nationally on these topics and writes about them for Psychology Today and the New York Times.

Danielle Jaymes

Danielle Jaymes is a gun range and store general manager at a range in San Diego and in Sacramento who is passionate about responsible firearm ownership, her second amendment rights, and preventing firearm suicide. She would talk about why guns are important to gun owners and help to bridge the gap between non-firearm owners and firearm owners. She has a PowerPoint on this topic.

Jeffrey Birnbaum, M.D., Children’s Hospital LA Attending Physician; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician-Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. Jeffrey Birnbaum is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Birnbaum grew up in Parkland, Florida and is a proud alumnus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He completed his medical training at Emory University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he developed first-hand experience taking care of children injured by firearms. Motivated by his patients’ stories, he has dedicated his career to injury prevention and legislative advocacy. He is motivated by his patients’ stories and strives to use his voice to help all children grow into happy and healthy adults.

Andrea Welsing, MPH, Director, Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention

Andrea Welsing is a public health leader with over 30 years of experience working collaboratively with multiple sectors and community partners to develop, implement and evaluate public health programs, including more than 20 years managing violence prevention efforts. Her work has addressed violence in all forms, starting with oversight of hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence programs and leading to her role as Director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Program for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) where she provided oversight and strategic direction for the county’s participation in the Violent Death Reporting System, Child Safety, and the Trauma Prevention Initiative. In September 2019, she was appointed to serve as the Director for the Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention where she is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive approach to violence prevention, intervention and healing strategies in collaboration with survivors, county and community partners to ensure an effective countywide response to violence and trauma. Ms. Welsing received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley.