TMTalks: Gun Violence & Social Determinants of Health with Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

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In this episode, Todd Davenport joins host Rachel Jermann to break down the social determinants of health (#sdoh), and the impact of gun violence on physical therapists. They discuss the following questions:

  • What are the social determinants of health?
  • We have to help the patient in front of us…but how does that translate to helping solve he “upstream” issues?
  • Gun control has been a political hot topic with the recent spate of shootings. How does gun violence impact the PT profession?
  • The American Physical Therapy Association recently voted to support essential health benefits (EHBs) despite the controversy surrounding reproductive rights and EHBs. Is this a good shift in the profession? What do you think it means?

Listen and let us know your thoughts on social media! Leave us a message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and stay tuned for more in the series.

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

1. Butkus R, Doherty R, Daniel H, for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians. Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in the United States: Executive Summary of a Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. ;160:858–860. doi: 10.7326/M14-0216

2. Firearm legislation and firearm mortality in the USA: a cross-sectional, state-level study. Kalesan, Bindu et al.The Lancet , Volume 387 , Issue 10030 , 1847 – 1855

3. Wintemute GJ, Betz ME, Ranney ML. Yes, You Can: Physicians, Patients, and Firearms. Ann Intern Med. ;165:205–213. doi: 10.7326/M15-2905

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