12 episodes

In Hard Data, produced by the National Violence Prevention Network and the American College of Preventive Medicine, host Adam Belmar and expert guests from across the healthcare world explore the critical role of data in public health policy and how data can empower healthcare professionals and policymakers to identify and act in solving some of our biggest healthcare crisis.

Hard Data The National Violence Prevention Network

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In Hard Data, produced by the National Violence Prevention Network and the American College of Preventive Medicine, host Adam Belmar and expert guests from across the healthcare world explore the critical role of data in public health policy and how data can empower healthcare professionals and policymakers to identify and act in solving some of our biggest healthcare crisis.

    Gun Violence From a Scientific Perspective

    Gun Violence From a Scientific Perspective

    What can we do better to prevent gun violence in our communities? Start by collecting more diverse data, according to Daniel Webster, a Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. In this episode of Hard Data, Dr. Webster highlights some gaps in knowledge when it comes to understanding gun violence. He also suggests ways to improve relations between communities and law enforcement — as well as those between researchers and community members.

    • 19 min
    A Durable Response to Gun Violence?

    A Durable Response to Gun Violence?

    This episode of Hard Data highlights Extreme Risk Protection Orders, a promising new resource for communities and law enforcement agencies in several states. Dr. Shannon Frattaroli, associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the history and ongoing evolution of these targeted interventions designed to keep firearms away from people in crises. Temporary injunctions have the potential to prevent homicides and suicides, she says, but we need to take a science- and evidence-based approach to implement them effectively and appropriately. 

    • 19 min
    Meeting the Unique Needs of Youth

    Meeting the Unique Needs of Youth

    In this episode of Hard Data, Dr. Vanya Jones, associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, describes some of the unique issues facing children and adolescents today. She explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has made their lives much more difficult, while highlighting the vital importance of mentors and role models. She also discusses the science behind effective mentorship programs.

    • 27 min
    Data Collection at the State Level

    Data Collection at the State Level

    Dr. Maryann Mason joins the podcast to discuss how data is being collected to inform public health decision making in Illinois on issues ranging from COVID-19 and violent death prevention to the opioid epidemic. 

    • 16 min
    Working With Policymakers on Injury and Violence Prevention

    Working With Policymakers on Injury and Violence Prevention

    Paul Bonta, Director of Government Relations for the Safe States Alliance joins the podcast to discuss how data is used to educate policymakers to make informed decisions on health care policy. 

    • 10 min
    COVID-19 in Under-Served Communities

    COVID-19 in Under-Served Communities

    Dr. Ayanna Bucnker, MD, MPH is the Principal of Community Health Cooperative joins the podcast to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on under-served communities and how systemic racism amplifies disparities in care. 

    • 22 min

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