skip to main content

COVID-19 Information and Guidance

Preventing Firearm Injury in the Greater Houston Area Through Purpose and Policy

Across the country, firearm-related injuries and deaths are on the rise — especially among youth and young adults. The increasing number of adolescents experiencing mental health issues and the surge in homicides, unintentional shootings and school-based violence are among the factors contributing to the record number of deaths. This symposium will highlight local research efforts in firearm injury prevention, public health-based community interventions and innovative strategies to address firearm injury and violence in the greater Houston area and beyond. The event will culminate in a bipartisan panel discussion with local health leaders to inform policy and community-based solutions.

Please scroll down to register and see the day's agenda. Information about the speakers is coming soon!

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and BiosciencesBaylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center. Additional support is provided by the University of Texas Medical Branch's Center for Violence Prevention.

Follow @BakerCHB on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerHealth.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Rice University. McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This event is free, but registration is required. Please note there are two ways to attend this event: Register here to attend in person, or register here to attend virtually via Zoom.

Events and webinars are powered by the contributions of our donors and members. Please consider supporting our work by making a gift or joining a membership group. Learn more here or text BAKER to 243725 to give today.


8:00 a.m.



Introduction and Welcome

8:25 a.m.



Overview of the Current State of Firearm Violence in the Greater Houston Area

9:10 a.m.



Firearm Injury: Unintentional Shootings

10:05 a.m.



Coffee Break  

10:20 a.m


Firearm Injury: Suicides

11:10 a.m.    

Firearm Injury: School-based Violence


Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.    

Firearm Injury: Interpersonal Violence/Assault

2:40 p.m.    

Overview of Firearm Injury Prevention Policies

3:10 p.m.    

Coffee Break

3:20 p.m.    

Panel Disscussion: Policy Action and Community Intervention Opportunities

4:30 p.m.    




Tue, June 21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall
Rice University's Baker Institute – 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005